1 Corinthians 7:21-31 NIV

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;1 similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.2

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23 You were bought at a price;3 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.4

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      25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord,5 but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy6 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.7

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          27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.8

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            • 30 7:27 - ver 20,21
              28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned;9 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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                  29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short.10 From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none;

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                  30 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;
                  31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.11

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