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1 Corinthians 7:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is upon us, [namely], that it is good for a man to be as he is.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I consider this, then, to be, good, in the circumstances, by reason of the existing distress,—that it is, good for a man, so, to be:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that [it is] good for a man that the matter be thus:—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity: that it is good for a man so to be.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distresse, [I say], that it is good for a man so to be.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And I consider that this is good [counsel], on account of the necessity of the time, that it is expedient for a man so to be.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And I think this is suitable, on account of the necessity of the times; it is advantageous for a man to remain as he is.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I suppose 3543
{3543} Prime
νομίζω
nomizo
{nom-id'-zo}
From G3551; properly to do by law (usage), that is, to accustom (passively be usual); by extension to deem or regard.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
therefore 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
that this 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
is 5225
{5225} Prime
ὑπάρχω
huparcho
{hoop-ar'-kho}
From G5259 and G0756; to begin under (quietly), that is, come into existence (be present or at hand); expletively, to exist (as copula or subordinate to an adjective, participle, adverb or preposition, or as auxilliary to principal verb).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
good 2570
{2570} Prime
καλός
kalos
{kal-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic).
for 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
present 1764
{1764} Prime
ἐνίστημι
enistemi
{en-is'-tay-mee}
From G1722 and G2476; to place on hand, that is, (reflexively) impend, (participle) be instant.
z5761
<5761> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 193
distress, 318
{0318} Prime
ἀνάγκη
anagke
{an-ang-kay'}
From G0303 and the base of G0043; constraint (literally or figuratively); by implication distress.
[I say], that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
[it is] good 2570
{2570} Prime
καλός
kalos
{kal-os'}
Of uncertain affinity; properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic).
for a man 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
to be. 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 7:26

_ _ I suppose — “I consider.”

_ _ this — namely, “for a man so to be,” that is, in the same state in which he is (1 Corinthians 7:27).

_ _ for — by reason of.

_ _ the present distress — the distresses to which believers were then beginning to be subjected, making the married state less desirable than the single; and which would prevail throughout the world before the destruction of Jerusalem, according to Christ’s prophecy (Matthew 24:8-21; compare Acts 11:28).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 7:25-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 7:26

I suppose therefore that (u) this is good for the (x) present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be.

(u) To remain a virgin.

(x) For the necessity which the saints are daily subject to, who are continually tossed up and down, so that their estate may seem most unfit for marriage, were it not that the weakness of the flesh forced them to it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
that:

1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
1 Corinthians 7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
1 Corinthians 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
1 Corinthians 7:35-38 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. ... So then he that giveth [her] in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth [her] not in marriage doeth better.
Jeremiah 16:2-4 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place. ... They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; [but] they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Luke 21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Luke 23:28-29 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. ... For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed [are] the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
1 Peter 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?

distress:
or, necessity
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Jr 16:2. Mt 24:19. Lk 21:23; 23:28. 1Co 7:1, 8, 28, 35. 1P 4:17.

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