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
CommentaryWesley'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.
"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...
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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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