20 Each person should remain in the life situation k in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a * slave? It should not be a concern to you. But if you can become free, by all means take the opportunity. l 22 For he who is called by the Lord as a slave m is the Lord’s freedman. n Likewise he who is called as a free man o is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought p at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 * Brothers, each person should remain with God in whatever situation he was called.
7:20 * in the calling
7:21 Or But even though you can become free, make the most of your position as a slave.
7:22 A former slave
7:22 A man who was never a slave