1 Corinthians 7:7
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New Living Translation
But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.

King James Bible
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

Darby Bible Translation
Now I wish all men to be even as myself: but every one has his own gift of God: one man thus, and another thus.

World English Bible
Yet I wish that all men were like me. However each man has his own gift from God, one of this kind, and another of that kind.

Young's Literal Translation
for I wish all men to be even as I myself am; but each his own gift hath of God, one indeed thus, and one thus.

1 Corinthians 7:7 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:7 For I would that all men were herein even as I - I would that all believers who are now unmarried would remain eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake St. Paul, having tasted the sweetness of this liberty, wished others to enjoy it, as well as himself. But every one hath his proper gift from God - According to our Lord's declaration, All men cannot receive this saying, save they, the happy few, to whom it is given, Matt 19:11.

1 Corinthians 7:7 Parallel Commentaries

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Family Religion.
"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.
"And I think that I also have the Spirit of God."--1 Cor. vii. 40. We have seen that the apostolate has an extraordinary significance and occupies a unique position. This position is twofold, viz., temporary, with reference to the founding of the first churches, and permanent, with regard to the churches of all ages. The first must necessarily be temporary, for what was then accomplished can not be repeated. A tree can be planted only once; an organism can be born only once; the planting or founding
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

It Is, Therefore, the Present Necessity that we are to Avoid...
14. It is, therefore, the present necessity that we are to avoid, but yet such as is a hindrance to somewhat of the good things to come; by which necessity the married life is forced to have thought of the things of the world, how to please, the husband the wife or the wife the husband. Not that these separate from the kingdom of God, as there are sins, which are restrained by command, not by counsel, on this account, because it is matter of condemnation not to obey the Lord when He commands: but
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

But Lest any Should Think that of Two Works...
19. But lest any should think that of two works, the good and the better, the rewards will be equal, on this account it was necessary to treat against those, who have so interpreted that saying of the Apostle, "But I think that this is good by reason of the present necessity," [2056] as to say that virginity is of use not in order to the kingdom of heaven, but in order to this present time: as though in that eternal life, they, who had chosen this better part, would have nothing more than the rest
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Cross References
Matthew 19:11
"Not everyone can accept this statement," Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps.

Romans 12:6
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.

1 Corinthians 7:8
So I say to those who aren't married and to widows--it's better to stay unmarried, just as I am.

1 Corinthians 9:5
Don't we have the right to bring a Christian wife with us as the other apostles and the Lord's brothers do, and as Peter does?

1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

1 Corinthians 12:11
It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

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