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Were you a slave when God called you? Well, never mind; but if you have a chance to become free, use it.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wast thou called, being a bondman? Care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free: and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all and in all.
1 Timothy 6:1-3 Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed. . . .
1 Peter 2:18-24 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle but also to the froward. . . .
Luke 10:40,41 But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said: Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help me. . . .
Luke 12:29 And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.
Philippians 4:6,11 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God. . . .
Hebrews 13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.
ContextLive Your Calling
…20Let every man abide in the same calling in which he was called. 21Wast thou called, being a bondman? Care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22For he that is called in the Lord, being a bondman, is the freeman of the Lord. Likewise he that is called, being free, is the bondman of Christ.…
Additional TranslationsWere you a slave when you were called? Do not let it concern you, but if you can gain your freedom, take the opportunity.
Were you called while a slave, let it not be a care to you; but if also you are able to become free, rather take advantage.
Are you called being a servant? care not for it: but if you may be made free, use it rather.
Wast thou called being a bondservant? Care not for it: nay, even if thou canst become free, use it rather.
Hast thou been called [being] a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use [it] rather.
Wast thou called being a bondservant? care not for it: but if thou canst become free, use it rather.
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
Were you a slave when God called you? Let not that weigh on your mind. And yet if you can get your freedom, take advantage of the opportunity.
Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
a servant -- wast thou called? be not anxious; but if also thou art able to become free -- use it rather;
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