1 Corinthians 7:17-24 TNIV

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each of you should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to you, just as God has called you.1 This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.2

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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.3

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19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing.4 Keeping God's commands is what counts.

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20 Each of you should remain in the situation you were in when God called you.5

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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 those who were slaves when called to faith in the Lord are the Lord's freed people;6 similarly, those who were free when called are Christ's slaves.7

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      23 You were bought at a price;8 do not become slaves of human beings.

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      24 Brothers and sisters, all of you, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation in which God called you.9

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