New Living Translation
Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for 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.
Darby Bible Translation
However, as the Lord has divided to each, as God has called each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies.
World English Bible
Only, as the Lord has distributed to each man, as God has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies.
Young's Literal Translation
if not, as God did distribute to each, as the Lord hath called each -- so let him walk; and thus in all the assemblies do I direct:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:17 But as God hath distributed - The various stations of life, and various relations, to every one, let him take care to discharge his duty therein. The gospel disannuls none of these. And thus I ordain in all the churches - As a point of the highest concern.
"Lo! where yon cottage whitens through the green, The loveliest feature of a matchless scene; Beneath its shading elm, with pious fear, An aged mother draws her children near, While from the Holy Word, with earnest air, She teaches them the privilege of prayer. Look! how their infant eyes with rapture speak; Mark the flushed lily on the dimpled cheek; Their hearts are filled with gratitude and love, Their hopes are centered in a world above!" The Christian home demands a family religion. This makes …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
The Apostolic Scriptures.
It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
1 Corinthians 4:17
That's why I have sent Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Don't give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God's other churches.
1 Corinthians 11:34
If you are really hungry, eat at home so you won't bring judgment upon yourselves when you meet together. I'll give you instructions about the other matters after I arrive.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God's holy people.
2 Corinthians 8:18
We are also sending another brother with Titus. All the churches praise him as a preacher of the Good News.
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