1 Corinthians 7:17
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English Standard Version
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule 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.

American Standard Version
Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each man, as God hath called each, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as the Lord hath distributed to every one, as God hath called every one, so let him walk: and so in all churches I teach.

English Revised Version
Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each man, as God hath called each, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all churches.

Weymouth New Testament
Only, whatever be the condition in life which the Lord has assigned to each individual--and whatever the condition in which he was living when God called him--in that let him continue.

1 Corinthians 7:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

But (εἰ μὴ)

Rev., only. Introducing a limitation to the statement in 1 Corinthians 7:15. There is to be no enslavement, only, to give no excuse for the reckless abuse of this general principle, the normal rule of Christian life is that each one should seek to abide in the position in which God has placed him.

Ordain (διατάσσομαι)

See on Matthew 11:1.

1 Corinthians 7:17 Parallel Commentaries

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as God.

1 Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner...

Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men...

Romans 12:3-8 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

1 Peter 4:10,11 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...

as the.

1 Corinthians 7:18,20,21,24 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised...

so ordain.

1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you.

2 Corinthians 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which comes on me daily, the care of all the churches.

Cross References
Romans 12:3
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

1 Corinthians 11:16
If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

1 Corinthians 11:34
if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home--so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

2 Corinthians 8:18
With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel.

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