New Living Translation
Are you a slave? Don't let that worry you--but if you get a chance to be free, take it.
King James Bible
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou been called being a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use it rather.
World English Bible
Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
Young's Literal Translation
a servant -- wast thou called? be not anxious; but if also thou art able to become free -- use it rather;
1 Corinthians 7:21 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:21 Care not for it - Do not anxiously seek liberty. But if thou canst be free, use it rather - Embrace the opportunity.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
1 Corinthians 7:20
Yes, each of you should remain as you were when God called you.
1 Corinthians 7:22
And remember, if you were a slave when the Lord called you, you are now free in the Lord. And if you were free when the Lord called you, you are now a slave of Christ.
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