1 Corinthians 7:16-26 NIV

16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save1 your husband?2 Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

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17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him.3 This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.4

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18 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.5

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19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing.6 Keeping God's commands is what counts.

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20 Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him.7

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      21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don't let it trouble you--although if you can gain your freedom, do so.
      22 For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman;8 similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.9

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      23 You were bought at a price;10 do not become slaves of men.

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      24 Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.11

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          25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord,12 but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy13 is trustworthy.

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          26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.14

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