1 Corinthians 7:21

“Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Art thou called being a seruant? care not for it: but if thou maist be made free, vse it rather.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wast thou called being a bondservant? Care not for it: nay, even if thou canst become free, use `it' rather.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you were a servant when you became a Christian, let it not be a grief to you; but if you have a chance to become free, make use of it.
- Basic English Bible

Hast thou been called [being] a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use [it] rather.
- Darby Bible

Art thou called being a servant? care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
- Webster's Bible

Were you a slave when God called you? Let not that weigh on your mind. And yet if you can get your freedom, take advantage of the opportunity.
- Weymouth Bible

Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
- World English Bible

Thou seruaunt art clepid, be it no charge to thee; but if thou maist be fre, `the rather vse thou.
- Wycliffe Bible

a servant -- wast thou called? be not anxious; but if also thou art able to become free -- use [it] rather;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:21


7:21 Care not for it - Do not anxiously seek liberty. But if thou canst be free, use it rather - Embrace the opportunity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:21


1Co 7:21 Art thou called [being] a servant? Half the population of the Roman Empire at this time were slaves. Thousands of the early Christians were in this condition. Care not for it. If a servant was converted, let him not be troubled over his servile state;. But if thou mayest be free. But if he had the means of becoming free, let him rather choose freedom.

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