New International Version
Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
King James Bible
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
Darby Bible Translation
However, as the Lord has divided to each, as God has called each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies.
World English Bible
Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies.
Young's Literal Translation
if not, as God did distribute to each, as the Lord hath called each -- so let him walk; and thus in all the assemblies do I direct:
1 Corinthians 7:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But as God hath distributed to every man, etc. - Let every man fulfill the duties of the state to which God in the course of his providence has called him.
So ordain I in all Churches - I do not lay on you a burden which others are not called to bear: this is the general rule which, by the authority of God, I impose on every Christian society.
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For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
1 Corinthians 4:17
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
1 Corinthians 11:16
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 11:34
Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people.
2 Corinthians 8:18
And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel.
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