23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
English Standard Version
23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.
23 All of you, slave and free both, were once held hostage in a sinful society. Then a huge sum was paid out for your ransom. So please don't, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you.
New King James Version
23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
New Living Translation
23 God paid a high price for you, so don't be enslaved by the world.
The rules of Christianity reach every condition; and in every state a man may live so as to be a credit to it. It is the duty of every Christian to be content with his lot, and to conduct himself in his rank and place as becomes a Christian. Our comfort and happiness depend on what we are to Christ, not what we are in the world. No man should think to make his faith or religion, an argument to break through any natural or civil obligations. He should quietly and contentedly abide in the condition in which he is placed by Divine Providence.