New American Standard Bible
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.
King James Bible
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
Darby Bible Translation
But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.
World English Bible
But I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I am.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they may remain even as I am;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It is good for them - It may be advisable, in the present circumstances of persecution and distress, not to be encumbered with the cares and anxieties of a family; see 1 Corinthians 7:26, 1 Corinthians 7:32-34. The word unmarried (ἀγάμοις agamois) may refer either to those who had never been married, or to widowers. It here means simply those who were at that time unmarried, and his reasoning applies to both classes.
And to widows - The apostle specifies these, though he had not specified "widowers" particularly. The reason of this distinction seems to be, that he considers more particularly the case of those females who had never been married, in the close of the chapter, 1 Corinthians 7:25.
That they abide - That they remain, in the present circumstances, unmarried; see 1 Corinthians 7:26.
LibraryThe Christian Life
'Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.'--1 COR. vii. 24. You find that three times within the compass of a very few verses this injunction is repeated. 'As God hath distributed to every man,' says the Apostle in the seventeenth verse, 'as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.' Then again in the twentieth verse, 'Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he is called.' And then finally in our text. The reason for …
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1 Corinthians 7:1
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1 Corinthians 7:7
Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
1 Corinthians 7:26
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.
1 Corinthians 9:5
Do we not have a right to take along a believing wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?
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