1 Corinthians 7:18

“Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 7:18

Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become vncircumcised: Is any called in vncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Was any man called {when he was already} circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Was any man called being circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Hath any been called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If any man who is a Christian has had circumcision, let him keep so; and if any man who is a Christian has not had circumcision, let him make no change.
- Basic English Bible

Has any one been called circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised: has any one been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
- Darby Bible

Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not become circumcised.
- Webster's Bible

This is what I command in all the Churches. Was any one already circumcised when called? Let him not have recourse to the surgeons. Was any one uncircumcised when called? Let him remain uncircumcised.
- Weymouth Bible

Was anyone called having been circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.
- World English Bible

A man circumcidid is clepid, brynge he not to the prepucie. A man is clepid in prepucie, be he not circumcidid.
- Wycliffe Bible

being circumcised -- was any one called? let him not become uncircumcised; in uncircumcision was any one called? let him not be circumcised;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 7:18

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:18


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.

7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing - Will neither promote nor obstruct our salvation. The one point is, keeping the commandments of God; faith working by love.

7:20 In the calling - The outward state. Wherein he is - When God calls him. Let him not seek to change this, without a clear direction from Providence.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:18


1Co 7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? He now applies the principle just stated, of walking "as God called every one" (1Co 7:17). The circumcised Jews were to be content that they were circumcised; the uncircumcised Gentiles were to remain so when they became Christians.

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