1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 7:7

“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.”

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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

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.

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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