1 Corinthians 7:7

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I would that all men were euen as I my selfe: but euery man hath his proper gift of God, one after this maner, and another after that.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is my desire that all men might be even as I am. But every man has the power of his special way of life given him by God, one in this way and one in that.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

For I would that all men were as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.
- Webster's Bible

Yet I would that everybody lived as I do; but each of us has his own special gift from God--one in one direction and one in another.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For Y wole, that alle men be as my silf. But eche man hath his propre yifte of God; oon thus, and another thus.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:7


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|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:7


1Co 7:7 I would that all men were as I myself. Had absolute self-control, as I have. His directions all recognize the weakness of human nature, and the need of making no requirements too great for it. But every man hath his proper gift of God. He had the gift of self-control; others might have other gifts which he did not have.

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