New Living Translation
Now regarding the questions you asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to abstain from sexual relations.
King James Bible
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Darby Bible Translation
But concerning the things of which ye have written to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman;
World English Bible
Now concerning the things about which you wrote to me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Young's Literal Translation
And concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: good it is for a man not to touch a woman,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:8
So I say to those who aren't married and to widows--it's better to stay unmarried, just as I am.
1 Corinthians 7:26
Because of the present crisis, I think it is best to remain as you are.
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