1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:23

“Ye are bought with a price, be not ye the seruants of men.”

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Other Translations

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
- King James Version

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

  • 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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