1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:26

“I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distresse, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.”

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Other Translations

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

I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is upon us, `namely,' that it is good for a man to be as he is.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my opinion then, because of the present trouble, it is good for a man to keep as he is.
- Basic English Bible

I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man to remain so as he is.
- Darby Bible

I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
- Webster's Bible

I think then that, taking into consideration the distress which is now upon us, it is well for a man to remain as he is.
- Weymouth Bible

I think that it is good therefore, because of the distress that is on us, that it is good for a man to be as he is.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y gesse, that this thing is good for the present nede; for it is good to a man to be so.
- Wycliffe Bible

I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man that the matter be thus: --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:26


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:26


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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • 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?
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:25 now concerning virgins --- I have no commandment of THE LORD --- YET I GIVE MY JUDGEMENT --- as one that hath obtained mercy of THE LORD to be faithful ECCLESISTES 5:2 be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before GOD for GOD is in heaven and thou upon earth --- therefore let thy words be few
  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:34 there is difference also between a wife and a virgin the unmarried woman careth for the--THINGS OF THE LORD--that she may be holy both in body and in spirit but she that is married careth for the things of the world how she may may please her husband 1TIMOTHY 5:5 now she that is a widow indeed and desolate trusteth in GOD and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

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