New International Version
Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.
King James Bible
Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
Darby Bible Translation
Let each, wherein he is called, brethren, therein abide with God.
World English Bible
Brothers, let each man, in whatever condition he was called, stay in that condition with God.
Young's Literal Translation
each, in that in which he was called, brethren, in this let him remain with God.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let every man - abide with God - Let him live to God in whatsoever station he is placed by Providence. If he be a slave, God will be with him even in his slavery, if he be faithful to the grace which he has received. It is very likely that some of the slaves at Corinth, who had been converted to Christianity, had been led to think that their Christian privileges absolved them from the necessity of continuing slaves; or, at least, brought them on a level with their Christian masters. A spirit of this kind might have soon led to confusion and insubordination, and brought scandals into the Church. It was therefore a very proper subject for the apostle to interfere in; and to his authority, the persons concerned would doubtless respectfully bow.
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Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation."
1 Corinthians 7:20
Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.
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