1 Corinthians 7:26
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English Standard Version
I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is.

King James Bible
I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity, that it is good for a man so to be.

English Revised Version
I think therefore that this is good by reason of the present distress, namely, that it is good for a man to be as he is.

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The present distress (τὴν ἐνεστῶσαν ἀνάγκην)

Ἑνεστῶσαν present may also express something which is not simply present, but the presence of which foreshadows and inaugurates something to come. Hence it may be rendered impending or setting in. See on Romans 8:38. Ἁνάγκη means originally force, constraint, necessity, and this is its usual meaning in classical Greek; though in the poets it sometimes has the meaning of distress, anguish, which is very common in Hellenistic Greek. Thus Sophocles, of the approach of the crippled Philoctetes: "There falls on my ears the sound of one who creeps slow and painfully (κατ' ἀνάγκην." "Philoctetes," 206); and again, of the same: "Stumbling he cries for pain (ὑπ' ἀνάγκας," 215). In the Attic orators it occurs in the sense of blood-relationship, like the Latin necessitudo a binding tie. In this sense never in the New Testament. For the original sense of necessity, see Matthew 18:7; Luke 14:18; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Hebrews 9:16. For distress, Luke 21:23; 1 Thessalonians 3:7. The distress is that which should precede Christ's second coming, and which was predicted by the Lord himself, Matthew 24:8 sqq. Compare Luke 21:23-28.

1 Corinthians 7:26 Parallel Commentaries

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that.

1 Corinthians 7:1,8,28,35-38 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman...

Jeremiah 16:2-4 You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place...

Matthew 24:19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Luke 21:23 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land...

Luke 23:28,29 But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children...

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us...

distress. or, necessity.

Cross References
Luke 21:23
Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people.

1 Corinthians 7:1
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman."

1 Corinthians 7:8
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am.

1 Corinthians 7:27
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

2 Thessalonians 2:2
not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

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