New Living Translation
So I say to those who aren't married and to widows--it's better to stay unmarried, just as I am.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:8 It is good for them if they remain even as I - That St. Paul was then single is certain and from Acts 7:58, compared with the following parts of the history, it seems probable that he always was so. It does not appear that this declaration, any more than 1Co 7:1, hath any reference at all to a state of persecution.
"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 7:1
Now regarding the questions you asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to abstain from sexual relations.
1 Corinthians 7:7
But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.
1 Corinthians 7:26
Because of the present crisis, I think it is best to remain as you are.
1 Corinthians 9:5
Don't we have the right to bring a Christian wife with us as the other apostles and the Lord's brothers do, and as Peter does?
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