1Co 7:17. Εἰ μὴ, if not) that is, if this be not so, or, otherwise [but]. There is a digression from husbands and wives, 1Co 7:10, to any external condition of life.-ἑκάστῳ, to each) It may be thus resolved, let every man walk, as God hath distributed to him.-ἐμέρισεν, hath distributed) 1Co 7:7.-ὡς κέκληκεν, as He hath called) The state in which the heavenly calling has found every one.-ὁ Κύριος, the Lord) Christ.-περιπατείτω, let him walk) This conclusion in which permission and command are blended together, is repeated and explained at 1Co 7:20; 1Co 7:24. Calling from above does not destroy our external conditions. Paul shows that what any one has done or would have done without it, is lawful to be done in it.-καὶ οὕτως, and thus) a universal doctrine, in which the Corinthians also may acquiesce.