1 Corinthians 7:23

“Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye are bought with a price, be not ye the seruants of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is the Lord who has made payment for you: be not servants of men.
- Basic English Bible

Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of men.
- Darby Bible

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
- Webster's Bible

You have all been redeemed at infinite cost: do not become slaves to men.
- Weymouth Bible

You were bought with a price. Don't become bondservants of men.
- World English Bible

With prijs ye ben bouyt; nyle ye be maad seruauntis of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

with a price ye were bought, become not servants of men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:23


7:23 Ye are bought with a price - Ye belong to God; therefore, where it can be avoided, do not become the bondslaves of men - Which may expose you to many temptations.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:23


1Co 7:23 Ye are bought with a price. Christ has bought each alike, ransomed them from the bondage of sin with his blood, and bound them to his service as his own. See 1Co 6:20. Be not ye the servants of men. As Christ's servants, do not become the followers of any other religious master.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7:23

  • As Jesus taught, we can't have 2 masters, or else we will love the one and hate the other, decide now whom you will serve, God or wealth. As for me and my house, We will serve The Lord.
  • Ralph De Jesus for verse 23
    Jesus redeemed us from having to experience the 2nd death by dying that death for us (those That Believe and Obey him to the end), we must not serve men by depending on them for a living or following their doctrines and ways, we must do God's work and he will provide what we need materialy. We Can't have two masters.

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