17 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And nso I 1ordain in all the churches. 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? oLet him not be circumcised. 19 pCircumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but qkeeping the commandments of God is what matters. 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is rthe Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is sChrist’s slave. 23 tYou were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with uGod in that state in which he was called.
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