“I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:26-27 This is good for the present distress - While any church is under persecution. For a man to continue as he is - Whether married or unmarried. St. Paul does not here urge the present distress as a reason for celibacy, any more than for marriage; but for a man's not seeking to alter his state, whatever it be, but making the best of it.
1Co 7:26 I suppose . . . for the present distress. The critical condition in which Christians were placed by the spirit of persecution which then prevailed. [It is] good for a man so to be. To remain in the state he already is.