1 Corinthians 7:23
New International Version
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.

New Living Translation
God paid a high price for you, so don't be enslaved by the world.

English Standard Version
You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men.

Berean Study Bible
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

Berean Literal Bible
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

New American Standard Bible
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

King James Bible
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Christian Standard Bible
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of people.

Contemporary English Version
God paid a great price for you. So don't become slaves of anyone else.

Good News Translation
God bought you for a price; so do not become slaves of people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

International Standard Version
You were bought for a price. Stop becoming slaves of people.

NET Bible
You were bought with a price. Do not become slaves of men.

New Heart English Bible
You were bought with a price. Do not become slaves of people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have been bought with a price; you should not be Servants of people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were bought for a price. Don't become anyone's slaves.

New American Standard 1977
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are bought with a price; do not make yourselves the slaves of men.

King James 2000 Bible
You are bought with a price; be not the servants of men.

American King James Version
You are bought with a price; be not you the servants of men.

American Standard Version
Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are bought with a price; be not made the bondslaves of men.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of men.

English Revised Version
Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Weymouth New Testament
You have all been redeemed at infinite cost: do not become slaves to men.

World English Bible
You were bought with a price. Don't become bondservants of men.

Young's Literal Translation
with a price ye were bought, become not servants of men;
Study Bible
Live Your Calling
22For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. 23You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24Brothers, each one should remain in the situation he was in when God called him.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

1 Corinthians 6:20
you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

Treasury of Scripture

You are bought with a price; be not you the servants of men.

are.

1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Leviticus 25:42
For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

be.

Matthew 23:8-11
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren…

Galatians 2:4
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:







Lexicon
You were bought
ἠγοράσθητε (ēgorasthēte)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

at a price;
Τιμῆς (Timēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

become
γίνεσθε (ginesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

slaves
δοῦλοι (douloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

of men.
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(23) Ye are bought with a price . . .--Better, You were bought with a price therefore become not slaves of men. This carries on the idea of freedmen of the previous verse. With a great price--even the blood of Christ--they have been purchased by Him as freedmen: therefore, do not become slaves of men--do not yield to their views by seeking to change the condition of your calling.

Verse 23. - Ye are bought with a price; rather, ye were bought, namely, by Christ; and the price paid for you was his blood (see 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18, 19). Be not ye; rather, become not. The servants of men. There is a grand play of words in the advice to them not to become slaves, at the very moment when he is advising them to continue in slavery. In that which the world called "slavery" the Christian slave might enjoy absolute liberty. The price which a master paid for them was but an unmeaning shadow; they had been bought once and eternally by an infinitely nobler price, and that purchase was the pledge of absolute emancipation. 7:17-24 The rules of Christianity reach every condition; and in every state a man may live so as to be a credit to it. It is the duty of every Christian to be content with his lot, and to conduct himself in his rank and place as becomes a Christian. Our comfort and happiness depend on what we are to Christ, not what we are in the world. No man should think to make his faith or religion, an argument to break through any natural or civil obligations. He should quietly and contentedly abide in the condition in which he is placed by Divine Providence.
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