Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

But concerning the things of which ye have written to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman;

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 Version

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Holman Bible

Now in response to the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have relations with a woman.”

International Standard Version

Now about what you asked: "Is it advisable for a man not to marry?"

A Conservative Version

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote to me. It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

American Standard Version

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Amplified

Now as to the matters of which you wrote me. It is well [and by that I mean advantageous, expedient, profitable, and wholesome] for a man not to touch a woman [to cohabit with her] but to remain unmarried.

An Understandable Version

I now want to reply to the matters you people wrote me about. It is [a] good [idea] for a man not to get married. [Note: The words "to get married" here are "to touch" in the Greek and probably refer to sexual relations within marriage. This advice, not a prohibition, is further explained in verses 26-35].

Anderson New Testament

Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Bible in Basic English

Now, as to the things in your letter to me: It is good for a man to have nothing to do with a woman.

Common New Testament

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Now as to the question you writ to me about; "whether it is best for a man not to marry?"

Godbey New Testament

But concerning those things about which you wrote to me: That it is good for a man not to receive a wife:

Goodspeed New Testament

As to the matters of which you wrote me, it is an excellent thing for a man to remain unmarried.

John Wesley New Testament

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote to me, It is good for a man, not to touch a woman.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Julia Smith Translation

And of what ye wrote to me: good for a man not to touch a woman.

King James 2000

Now concerning the things of which you wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now concerning [the things] about which you wrote: "[It is] good for a man not to touch a woman."

Modern King James verseion

Now concerning what you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man, not to touch a woman.

Moffatt New Testament

Now about the questions in your letter. It is an excellent thing for a man to have no intercourse with a woman;

Montgomery New Testament

Now concerning the question in your letter. It is well for a man to have no intercourse with a woman,

NET Bible

Now with regard to the issues you wrote about: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman."

New Heart English Bible

Now concerning the things about which you wrote: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Noyes New Testament

Now as to the matters about which ye wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman;

Sawyer New Testament

CONCERNING what you wrote to me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman;

The Emphasized Bible

Now, concerning the things whereof ye wrote, it were, good, for a man, not to touch, a woman;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

NOW with regard to those things concerning which ye have written unto me, it were good for a man not to touch a woman.

Twentieth Century New Testament

With reference to the subjects about which you wrote to me: It would be well for a man to remain single.

Webster

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Weymouth New Testament

I now deal with the subjects mentioned in your letter. It is well for a man to abstain altogether from marriage.

Williams New Testament

Now I take up the matters about which you wrote me. It may be good thing for a man to remain unmarried;

World English Bible

Now concerning the things about which you wrote to me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Worrell New Testament

Now concerning the things of which ye wrote: It is good for a man not to touch a woman;

Worsley New Testament

Now as to the things concerning which ye wrote to me: it were good for a man not to touch a woman.

Youngs Literal Translation

And concerning the things of which ye wrote to me: good it is for a man not to touch a woman,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ye wrote
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

unto me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

It is good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

for a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to touch
ἅπτομαι 
Haptomai 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

Concerning Christian Marriage

1 But concerning the things of which ye have written to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman; 2 but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each woman have her own husband.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:8

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.

1 Corinthians 7:26-27

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.

1 Corinthians 7:37-38

But he who stands firm in his heart, having no need, but has authority over his own will, and has judged this in his heart to keep his own virginity, he does well.

Genesis 20:6

And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

Ruth 2:9

Let thine eyes be on the field which is being reaped, and go thou after them; have I not charged the young men not to touch thee? And when thou art athirst, go to the vessels and drink of what the young men draw.

Proverbs 6:29

So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife: whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

Matthew 19:10-11

His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

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