1 Corinthians 7:22



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ's slave.

King James Version

For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

International Standard Version

For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.

A Conservative Version

For he who was called in Lord a bondman is a freedman of Lord. Likewise also he who was called a free man is a bondman of Christ.

American Standard Version

For he that was called in the Lord being a bondservant, is the Lord's freedman: likewise he that was called being free, is Christ's bondservant.

Amplified

For he who as a slave was summoned in [to union with] the Lord is a freedman of the Lord, just so he who was free when he was called is a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

An Understandable Version

For the person who was a slave when called by the Lord is [now] the Lord's freed person. In the same way, the person who was free when he was called [by the Lord] is [now] Christ's slave.

Anderson New Testament

For he that is in the Lord, having been called when a servant, is the Lord's freedman. Likewise, also, the freeman who has been called, is Christ's servant.

Bible in Basic English

For he who was a servant when he became a Christian is the Lord's free man; and he who was free when he became a Christian is the Lord's servant.

Common New Testament

For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was free when called is Christ's slave.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the slave that turns christian, is the Lord's freedman: likewise, the freeman that becomes a convert is Christ's servant.

Darby Translation

For the bondman that is called in the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in like manner also the freeman being called is Christ's bondman.

Godbey New Testament

For the one having been called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman: likewise the one having been called, while free, is the slave of Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

For a slave who has been called to union with the Lord is a freedman of the Lord, just as a free man who has been called is a slave of Christ.

Holman Bible

For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ's slave.

John Wesley New Testament

For he that is called by the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman; and in like manner, he that is called being free, is the servant of Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's slave.

Julia Smith Translation

For the servant called in the Lord, is the freedman of the Lord: likewise also the freedman called, is the servant of Christ.

King James 2000

For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the one who is called in the Lord [while] a slave is the Lord's freedperson. Likewise the one who is called [while] free is a slave of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For he who is called a slave in the Lord is a freed man of the Lord. And likewise, he who is called a free man is a slave of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he that is called in the Lord being a servant, is the Lord's freeman. Likewise he that is called being free, is Christ's servant.

Moffatt New Testament

But a slave who is called to be in the Lord is a freedman of the Lord. Just as a free man who is called is a slave of Christ

Montgomery New Testament

For the slave who has been called in the Lord is the Lord's freedman; and in the same way, the free man who is called is Christ's slave.

NET Bible

For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord's freedman. In the same way, the one who was called as a free person is Christ's slave.

New Heart English Bible

For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.

New simplified Bible

He who is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman. Likewise also he who is called, being free, is Christ's slave.

Noyes New Testament

For he that was called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lords freeman. In like manner the freeman, who is called, is Christs slave.

Sawyer New Testament

For the servant called in the Lord is the Lord's freeman; in like manner the called freeman is Christ's servant.

The Emphasized Bible

For, he who in the Lord was called, being a bond-servant, is, a freed-man of the Lord: in like manner, he that was called being, a freeman, is Christ's bond-servant: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freed man: in like manner also, he that is called, being a free man, is the servant of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For the man who was a slave when he was called to the master's service is the Master's freed-man; so, too, the man who was free when called is Christ's slave.

Webster

For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's free-man: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

Weymouth New Testament

For a Christian, if he was a slave when called, is the Lord's freed man, and in the same way a free man, if called, becomes the slave of Christ.

Williams New Testament

For the slave who has been called to union with the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in the same way the freeman who has been called is a slave of Christ.

World English Bible

For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.

Worrell New Testament

For he that was called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freedman: likewise, he that was called, being free, is Christ's slave.

Worsley New Testament

For he that is called in the Lord being a slave, is the Lord's freed-man: and he likewise that is called being free is the servant of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for he who is in the Lord -- having been called a servant -- is the Lord's freedman: in like manner also he the freeman, having been called, is servant of Christ:

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

he that



which , who , the things , the son ,
which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

is called
καλέω 
Kaleo 
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call , bid , be so named , named ,
call , bid , be so named , named ,
Usage: 106
Usage: 106

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

the Lord's
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

ἀπελεύθερος 
Apeleutheros 
Usage: 1

ὁμοίως 
Homoios 
Usage: 20


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐλεύθερος 
Eleutheros 
Usage: 21

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

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Images 1 Corinthians 7:22

Context Readings

Concerning Christian Marriage

21 Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that. 22 For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ's slave. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.



Cross References

1 Peter 2:16

Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.

Psalm 116:16

O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.

Luke 1:74-75

To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,

John 8:32-36

and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

Romans 1:1

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Romans 6:18-22

and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.

Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Galatians 5:1

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Ephesians 6:5-6

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:1

Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:



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