1 Corinthians 7:7
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New International Version
I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

New Living Translation
But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.

English Standard Version
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

Berean Study Bible
I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

Berean Literal Bible
And I wish all men to be even like myself. But each has his own gift from God; for one has this, but one that.

New American Standard Bible
Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

King James Bible
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one person in this way and another in that way.

International Standard Version
I would like everyone to be unmarried, like I am. However, each person has a special gift from God, one this and another that.

NET Bible
I wish that everyone was as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one this way, another that.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I wish that all people might be like I am in purity, but every person is given a gift from God, one in this way and one in that way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would like everyone to be like me. However, each person has a special gift from God, and these gifts vary from person to person.

New American Standard 1977
Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one after this manner and another after that.

King James 2000 Bible
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

American King James Version
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

American Standard Version
Yet I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I would that all men were even as myself: but every one hath his proper gift from God; one after this manner, and another after that.

Darby Bible Translation
Now I wish all men to be even as myself: but every one has his own gift of God: one man thus, and another thus.

English Revised Version
Yet I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I would that all men were as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet I would that everybody lived as I do; but each of us has his own special gift from God--one in one direction and one in another.

World English Bible
Yet I wish that all men were like me. However each man has his own gift from God, one of this kind, and another of that kind.

Young's Literal Translation
for I wish all men to be even as I myself am; but each his own gift hath of God, one indeed thus, and one thus.
Study Bible
Principles of Marriage
6I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 8Now to the unmarried and widows I say this: It is good for them to remain unmarried, as I am.…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

And, even, also, namely.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself so likewise the dative case emautoi em-ow-to', and accusative case emauton em-ow-ton'.

But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

From charizomai; a gratuity, i.e. Deliverance;, a endowment, i.e. religious qualification, or miraculous faculty.

From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

one [has]
ho (Art-NMS)
The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-9 The apostle tells the Corinthians that it was good, in that juncture of time, for Christians to keep themselves single. Yet he says that marriage, and the comforts of that state, are settled by Divine wisdom. Though none may break the law of God, yet that perfect rule leaves men at liberty to serve him in the way most suited to their powers and circumstances, of which others often are very unfit judges. All must determine for themselves, seeking counsel from God how they ought to act.
Cross References
Matthew 19:11
"Not everyone can accept this word," Jesus answered, "but only those to whom it has been given.

Romans 12:6
We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If someone's gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith;

1 Corinthians 7:8
Now to the unmarried and widows I say this: It is good for them to remain unmarried, as I am.

1 Corinthians 9:5
Have we no right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?

1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, who apportions them to each one as He determines.
Treasury of Scripture

For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

I would. Said. Paul evidently gave this advice in reference to the necessities of the church, or what he calls (ver.

1 Corinthians 7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I …

1 Corinthians 9:5,15 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other …

Acts 26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that …

But.

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to …

Matthew 19:11,12 But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they …

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