“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.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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|.
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.