1 Corinthians 7:21-31 NAS

21 Were you called while a slave? aDo not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather bdo that.

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    • ° 7:21 - Lit "Let it not be a care to you"
    • ± 7:21 - Lit "use"
      22 For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is 1the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is 2Christ's slave.

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      23 3You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

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      24 Brethren, 4each one is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called.

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      25 Now concerning virgins I have 5no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who c6by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.

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        • ² 7:25 - Lit "has had mercy shown on him by the Lord to be trustworthy"
          26 I think then that this is good in view of the dpresent 7distress, that 8it is good for a man eto remain as he is.

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            • ³ 7:26 - Or "impending"
            • ´ 7:26 - Lit "so to be"
              27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
              28 But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have ftrouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.

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                • µ 7:28 - Lit "tribulation in the flesh"
                  29 But this I say, brethren, 9the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;

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                  30 and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;
                  31 and those who use the world, as though they did not 10make full use of it; for 11the form of this world is passing away.

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