New American Standard Bible
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Now, concerning ... - In reply to your inquiries. The first, it seems, was in regard to the propriety of marriage; that is, whether it was lawful and expedient.
It is good - It is well. It is fit, convenient, or, it is suited to the present circumstances, or, the thing itself is well and expedient in certain circumstances. The apostle did not mean that marriage was unlawful, for he says Hebrews 13:4 that "marriage is honorable in all." But he here admits, with one of the parties in Corinth, that it was well, and proper in some circumstances, not to enter into the marriage relation; see 1 Corinthians 7:7-8, 1 Corinthians 7:26, 1 Corinthians 7:28, 1 Corinthians 7:31-32.
Not to touch a woman - Not to be connected with her by marriage. Xenophon (Cyro. b. 1) uses the same word (ἅπτω haptō, "to touch") to denote marriage; compare Genesis 20:4, Genesis 20:6; Genesis 26:11; Proverbs 6:29.
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'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 7:2
But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:8
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I.
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.
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