English Standard Version
For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ.
King James Bible
For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
American Standard Version
For he that was called in the Lord being a bondservant, is the Lord's freedman: likewise he that was called being free, is Christ's bondservant.
For 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.
English Revised Version
For he that was called in the Lord, being a bondservant, is the Lord's freedman: likewise he that was called, being free, is Christ's bondservant.
Webster's Bible Translation
For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's free-man: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
Weymouth New Testament
For a Christian, if he was a slave when called, is the Lord's freed man, and in the same way a free man, if called, becomes the slave of Christ.
1 Corinthians 7:22 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Rev., correctly, freedman; the preposition ἀπ' from implying previous bondage.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
freeman. Gr. made free. is Christ's.
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
1 Corinthians 7:21
Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.)
1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.
not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
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