1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:20

“Let euery man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”

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Other Translations

Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
- King James Version

Each man must remain in that condition in which he was called.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let each man abide in that calling wherein he was called.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let every man keep the position in which he has been placed by God.
- Basic English Bible

Let each abide in that calling in which he has been called.
- Darby Bible

Let every man continue in the same calling in which he was called.
- Webster's Bible

Whatever be the condition in life in which a man was, when he was called, in that let him continue.
- Weymouth Bible

Let each man stay in that calling in which he was called.
- World English Bible

Ech man in what clepyng he is clepid, in that dwelle he.
- Wycliffe Bible

Each in the calling in which he was called -- in this let him remain;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 7:20


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 7:20


1Co 7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. In that secular condition of life in which he was when called.

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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