1 Corinthians 7:26
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New Living Translation
Because of the present crisis, I think it is best to remain as you are.

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
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

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.

1 Corinthians 7:26 Parallel Commentaries

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Family Religion.
"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.
"And I think that I also have the Spirit of God."--1 Cor. vii. 40. We have seen that the apostolate has an extraordinary significance and occupies a unique position. This position is twofold, viz., temporary, with reference to the founding of the first churches, and permanent, with regard to the churches of all ages. The first must necessarily be temporary, for what was then accomplished can not be repeated. A tree can be planted only once; an organism can be born only once; the planting or founding
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
14. It is, therefore, the present necessity that we are to avoid, but yet such as is a hindrance to somewhat of the good things to come; by which necessity the married life is forced to have thought of the things of the world, how to please, the husband the wife or the wife the husband. Not that these separate from the kingdom of God, as there are sins, which are restrained by command, not by counsel, on this account, because it is matter of condemnation not to obey the Lord when He commands: but
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
19. But lest any should think that of two works, the good and the better, the rewards will be equal, on this account it was necessary to treat against those, who have so interpreted that saying of the Apostle, "But I think that this is good by reason of the present necessity," [2056] as to say that virginity is of use not in order to the kingdom of heaven, but in order to this present time: as though in that eternal life, they, who had chosen this better part, would have nothing more than the rest
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Cross References
Luke 21:23
How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. For there will be disaster in the land and great anger against this people.

1 Corinthians 7:1
Now regarding the questions you asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to abstain from sexual relations.

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 7:27
If you have a wife, do not seek to end the marriage. If you do not have a wife, do not seek to get married.

2 Thessalonians 2:2
Don't be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don't believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us.

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