1 Corinthians 7:17

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as God hath distributed to euery man, as the Lord hath called euery one, so let him walke, and so ordeine I in all Churches.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And so I direct in all the churches.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only, as the Lord has given to a man, and as is the purpose of God for him, so let him go on living. And these are my orders for all the churches.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

But as the Lord hath departid to ech, and as God hath clepid ech man, so go he, as Y teche in alle chirchis.
- Wycliffe Bible

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:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:17


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:17


1Co 7:17 As God hath distributed to every man, etc. "This I would add", says Paul in effect, "whatever may be the lot and special circumstances of each man, single, married, or deserted on account of Christianity, let him walk in it without seeking a change".

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