Parallel Verses

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;

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: It is good (beneficial, advantageous) for a man not to touch a woman [outside marriage].

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?"

Darby Translation

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

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.

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.

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 Now about the questions in your letter. It is an excellent thing for a man to have no intercourse with a woman; 2 but there is so much immorality that every man had better have a wife of his own and every woman a husband of her own.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:8

To the unmarried and to widows I would say this: it is an excellent thing if like me they remain as they are.

1 Corinthians 7:26-27

Well, what I think is this: that, considering the imminent distress in these days, it would be an excellent plan for you to remain just as you are.

1 Corinthians 7:37-38

But the man of firm purpose who has made up his mind, who, instead of being forced against his will, has determined to himself to keep his maid a spiritual bride ??that man will be doing the right thing.

1 Corinthians 7:37

But the man of firm purpose who has made up his mind, who, instead of being forced against his will, has determined to himself to keep his maid a spiritual bride ??that man will be doing the right thing.

1 Corinthians 7:37

But the man of firm purpose who has made up his mind, who, instead of being forced against his will, has determined to himself to keep his maid a spiritual bride ??that man will be doing the right thing.

1 Corinthians 7:37

But the man of firm purpose who has made up his mind, who, instead of being forced against his will, has determined to himself to keep his maid a spiritual bride ??that man will be doing the right thing.

Matthew 19:10-11

The disciples said to him, "If that is a man's position with his wife, there is no good in marrying."

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