20 (A)Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. 21 Were you a bondservant[a] when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) 22 For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is (B)a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is (C)a bondservant of Christ. 23 (D)You were bought with a price; (E)do not become bondservants of men. 24 So, brothers,[b] (F)in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:21 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verses 22 (twice), 23
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:24 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29

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