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1 Corinthians 7:6–7

Now as a concession, xnot a command, I say this.1 yI wish that all were zas I myself am. But aeach has his own gift from God, bone of one kind and one of another.

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1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. 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.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I say this as a concession, not as a command. But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

I say this to give you permission to stay away from sexual relations for a time. It is not a command to do so. I wish that everyone were like me, but each person has his own gift from God. One has one gift, another has another gift.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment. 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.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But this I say, as consenting to, not as commanding it. 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.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

What I have just said is not meant as a command but as a suggestion. I would like everyone to be like me. However, each person has a special gift from God, and these gifts vary from person to person. 

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I say the following as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all people were just like me. But each has his own gift from God, one person in this way and another in that way.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

This I say by way of concession, not of command. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has a particular gift from God, one having one kind and another a different kind.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish all people could be like myself, but each one has his own gift from God, one in this way and another in that way.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I say those things to you as my advice, not as a command. I wish all of you were like me. But you each have your own gift from God. One has this gift. Another has that.

1 Corinthians 7:6–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But this I say by way of concession, not of command.

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.