Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.119
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing.2 Keeping God's commands is what counts.
Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him.321
Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so.
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman;4 similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.523
You were bought at a price;6 do not become slaves of men.
Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.725
Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord,8 but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy9 is trustworthy.
Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.1027
Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.1128
But if you do marry, you have not sinned;12 and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.