1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:17

“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.”

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Other Translations

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

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".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 7

  • G. Ochoa
    Clearer explanation of 1 Corinth 6:9, 10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Then lists the fornicators sexually immoral , idolater, adulterers, effeminate male prostitutes , abusers of themselves with mankind homosexual offenders , 10. The thieves, covetous the greedy , drunkards, revilers slanderers , extortioners swindlers . . .
  • Adam
    Fornication in verse 2- do you believe fornication is sexual intercourse outside of marriage? Does it include all sexual activity even kissing is considered sexual by some or just intercourse?
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:25 now concerning virgins --- I have no commandment of THE LORD --- YET I GIVE MY JUDGEMENT --- as one that hath obtained mercy of THE LORD to be faithful ECCLESISTES 5:2 be not rash with thy mouth and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before GOD for GOD is in heaven and thou upon earth --- therefore let thy words be few
  • BSP
    Verse 16~ A husband's or wife's faith can have a powerful impact on their unbelieving mate and may even move that one to have faith.
  • Peace Francis
    1Corinthian 6:9-10 be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolatry nor adulterers, nor effeminate(homosexual), not abusers of themselves with mankind... Shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:34 there is difference also between a wife and a virgin the unmarried woman careth for the--THINGS OF THE LORD--that she may be holy both in body and in spirit but she that is married careth for the things of the world how she may may please her husband 1TIMOTHY 5:5 now she that is a widow indeed and desolate trusteth in GOD and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

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