Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so.
For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.
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You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.
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Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.
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Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.
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Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is.
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Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife.
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But if you do marry, you have not sinned; 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.
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What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not;
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those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep;
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
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