1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:1

“Now cōcerning the things wherof ye wrote vnto me, It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”

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Other Translations

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
- King James Version

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, as to the things in your letter to me: It is good for a man to have nothing to do with a woman.
- Basic English Bible

But concerning the things of which ye have written [to me]: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman;
- Darby Bible

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- Webster's Bible

I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage.
- Weymouth Bible

Now concerning the things about which you wrote to me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
- World English Bible

But of thilke thingis that ye han write to me, it is good to a man to touche not a womman.
- Wycliffe Bible

And concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: good [it is] for a man not to touch a woman,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:1


7:1 It is good for a man - Who is master of himself. Not to touch a women - That is, not to marry. So great and many are the advantages of a single life.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:1


1Co 7:1 Marriage SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 7: Marriage the Resource Against Social Sins. Not to Be Lightly Dissolved. The Mutual Obligations. The Unmarried State Freest from Trouble in Times of Persecution. But Neither Husband Nor Wife to Leave Each Other. If They Should, to Remain Unmarried. Not to Abandon an Unbelieving Husband or Wife Because of Their. Unbelief. To Rest Content with the Secular State in Which One Is. Converted. The Treatment of Virgin Daughters. Let Them Marry Under Certain Conditions. Under Others, Best Not to Marry in Those Critical Times. The Remarriage of Widows. Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me. In the preceding chapters Paul has mainly treated of irregularities in the Corinthian church, of which he had learned through the "household of Chloe" (1Co 1:11) and other private sources. Now he begins to answer various questions asked in a letter from the church. If we had that letter, it would aid much in understanding what follows by revealing more clearly the state of the church and the discussions going on within. [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. An Old-Testament phrase which means not to marry. He does not mean that marriage is wrong, but that on account of "the present distress" it was a good think not to be bound by family ties. See 1Co 7:26. "Forbidding to marry" is one of the signs of apostasy (1Ti 4:3). See Heb 13:4.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • Fred
    Marriage is a life long obligation. marriage is a divine institution. Christ is the groom and the church the bride. With this in mind it is easier to understand the will of our God in the Christ Paul speaks by the authority given and provided by the holy spirit. We too through faith, can learn patience and grow in love with one another, asking God in Prayer for his support in all these things.
  • G. Ochoa
    Clearer explanation of 1 Corinth 6:9, 10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Then lists the fornicators sexually immoral , idolater, adulterers, effeminate male prostitutes , abusers of themselves with mankind homosexual offenders , 10. The thieves, covetous the greedy , drunkards, revilers slanderers , extortioners swindlers . . .
  • Adam
    Fornication in verse 2- do you believe fornication is sexual intercourse outside of marriage? Does it include all sexual activity even kissing is considered sexual by some or just intercourse?
  • BSP
    Verse 16~ A husband's or wife's faith can have a powerful impact on their unbelieving mate and may even move that one to have faith.
  • Peace Francis
    1Corinthian 6:9-10 be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolatry nor adulterers, nor effeminate(homosexual), not abusers of themselves with mankind... Shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Mrs. Lindsey
    Verse 2 is my favorite because it lets us know that a man is to have his own wife, not nobody else's and a woman is to have her own husband, not the husband of another woman and never, ever are two folk of the same gender to call themselves married to each other!! That's simply an abomination.

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