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.
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.
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.
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.
1 Corinthians 7:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:7 For I would that all men were herein even as I - I would that all believers who are now unmarried would remain eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake St. Paul, having tasted the sweetness of this liberty, wished others to enjoy it, as well as himself. But every one hath his proper gift from God - According to our Lord's declaration, All men cannot receive this saying, save they, the happy few, to whom it is given, Matt 19:11.
"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.
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"Not everyone can accept this statement," Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
1 Corinthians 7:8
So I say to those who aren't married and to widows--it's better to stay unmarried, just as I am.
1 Corinthians 9:5
Don't we have the right to bring a Christian wife with us as the other apostles and the Lord's brothers do, and as Peter does?
1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.
1 Corinthians 12:11
It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.
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