New International Version
Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that it is good for a man that the matter be thus: --
1 Corinthians 7:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is good for the present distress - There was no period in the heathen times when the Church was not under persecutions and afflictions; on some occasions these were more oppressive than at others.
The word αναγκη signifies, necessity, distress, tribulation, and calamity; as it does in Luke 21:23; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 12:10. In such times, when the people of God had no certain dwelling-place, when they were lying at the mercy of their enemies without any protection from the state - the state itself often among the persecutors - he who had a family to care for, would find himself in very embarrassed circumstances, as it would be much more easy to provide for his personal safety than to have the care of a wife and children. On this account it was much better for unmarried persons to continue for the present in their celibacy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
distress. or, necessity.
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'Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.'--1 COR. vii. 19. 'For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.'--GAL. v. 6. 'For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.'--GAL. vi. 16 (R.V.). The great controversy which embittered so much of Paul's life, and marred so much of his activity, turned upon the question whether a heathen man could come …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
Marriage and Celibacy.
Yet He Added, "But Such Shall have Tribulation of the Flesh...
Far be It, Therefore, that the Apostle So Said...
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
1 Corinthians 7:1
Now for the matters you wrote about: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman."
1 Corinthians 7:8
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.
1 Corinthians 7:27
Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us--whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter--asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
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