1 Corinthians 7:18
Strong's Lexicon
{Was} a man
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

already circumcised
περιτετμημένος (peritetmēmenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4059: To cut around, circumcise. From peri and the base of tomoteros; to cut around, i.e. to circumcise.

when he was called ?
ἐκλήθη (eklēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

He should not become uncircumcised.
ἐπισπάσθω (epispasthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1986: (lit: I draw over), mid: I become as uncircumcised. From epi and spao; to draw over, i.e. efface the mark of circumcision.

{Was} a man
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

still uncircumcised
ἀκροβυστίᾳ (akrobystia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 203: From akron and probably a modified form of posthe; the prepuce; by implication, an uncircumcised state or person.

when called ?
κέκληταί (keklētai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

He should not be circumcised.
περιτεμνέσθω (peritemnesthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4059: To cut around, circumcise. From peri and the base of tomoteros; to cut around, i.e. to circumcise.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised.

New American Standard Bible
Was any man called [when he was already] circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised.

King James Bible
Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.

New Living Translation
For instance, a man who was circumcised before he became a believer should not try to reverse it. And the man who was uncircumcised when he became a believer should not be circumcised now.

English Standard Version
Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.

New American Standard Bible
Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised.

King James Bible
Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised.

International Standard Version
Was anyone circumcised when he was called? He should not try to change that. Was anyone uncircumcised when he was called? He should not get circumcised.

NET Bible
Was anyone called after he had been circumcised? He should not try to undo his circumcision. Was anyone called who is uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised.

American Standard Version
Was any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.

English Revised Version
Was any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

Young's Literal Translation
being circumcised -- was any one called? let him not become uncircumcised; in uncircumcision was any one called? let him not be circumcised;






Cross References
Acts 15:1
And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

Acts 15:5
But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 21:21
And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1 Corinthians 7:17
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.

1 Corinthians 7:16
For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

1 Corinthians 7:15
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1 Corinthians 7:20
Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

1 Corinthians 7:21
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
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