1 Corinthians 7:7
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.

Christian Standard Bible
I wish that all people were as I am. But each has his own gift from God, one person has this gift, another has that.

Contemporary English Version
I wish all of you were like me, but God has given different gifts to each of us.

Good News Translation
Actually I would prefer that all of you were as I am; but each one has a special gift from God, one person this gift, another one that gift.

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.

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

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.…
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 one'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.

1 Corinthians 7:26
I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

1 Corinthians 9:5,15
Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? …

Acts 26:29
And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

But.

1 Corinthians 12:11
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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







Lexicon
I wish that
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

men
ἀνθρώπους (anthrōpous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

were
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

I am.
ἐμαυτόν (emauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1683: 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
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

each [man]
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

has
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

his own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

gift
χάρισμα (charisma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5486: From charizomai; a gratuity, i.e. Deliverance;, a endowment, i.e. religious qualification, or miraculous faculty.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

God;
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

one [has]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

this [gift],
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

another [has]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

that.
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).
(7) For I would that all men were even as I myself.--Better, I wish rather that all men were as I myself. These words do not mean that the Apostle wished that every one was unmarried, but that every one had the same grace of continence which he himself was endowed with, so that they might without risk of sin remain unmarried (see 1Corinthians 7:26). Yet, he adds, there are many gifts, and God has given to each man his own gift, so that, though you may not have the particular gift of continence which I have, you have some other. One has one kind of gift; another has another kind.

Verse 7. - For I would. The verb here used is thelo (will). In 1 Timothy 5:14 he says, "I prefer (boulomai) that the younger women marry." Even as I myself; endowed, that is, with the gift of continence, which would (in the expected nearness of Christ's coming) render marriage needless, and the condition of man like that of the angels in heaven, who neither marry nor are given in marriage. His proper gift. The "gifts" alluded to are the "graces" (charismata) of the Holy Spirit; and the grace of perfect continence does not exist equally in all (Matthew 19:11). One after this manner, and another after that. The remark is general, but also has its special application to continence and marriage (Matthew 19:12). 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.
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