1Co 7:26. Διὰ τὴν ἐνεστῶσαν ἀνάγκην, for the present distress) The famine in the time of Claudius, Act 11:28. It was very long and severe, especially in Greece. Therefore this counsel of Paul was, partly at least, suited to the time.-ἀνθρώπῳ, for a man) This term is intended to apply to both sexes.-οὓτως, so) as he is [in the same state in which he is]: comp. 1Co 7:27.