1 Corinthians 10:33
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New International Version
even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

New Living Translation
I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don't just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.

English Standard Version
just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

Berean Study Bible
just as I try to please everyone in all I do. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, that they may be saved.

Berean Literal Bible
as I also please all in all things, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.

New American Standard Bible
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

King James Bible
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
just as I also try to please all people in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, so that they may be saved.

International Standard Version
just as I myself try to please everybody in every way. I don't look out for my own benefit, but rather for the benefit of many people, so that they might be saved.

NET Bible
just as I also try to please everyone in all things. I do not seek my own benefit, but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved.

New Heart English Bible
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As I also please everyone in everything and seek not my own advantage, but whatever is advantageous for the many, that they may have life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I try to please everyone in every way. I don't think about what would be good for me but about what would be good for many people so that they might be saved.

New American Standard 1977
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Jubilee Bible 2000
even as I please everyone in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

King James 2000 Bible
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

American King James Version
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

American Standard Version
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself, but to many, that may be saved.

Darby Bible Translation
Even as I also please all in all things; not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.

English Revised Version
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
That is the way that I also seek in everything the approval of all men, not aiming at my own profit, but at that of the many, in the hope that they may be saved.

World English Bible
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Young's Literal Translation
as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.
Study Bible
All to God's Glory
32Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God, 33just as I try to please everyone in all I do. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, that they may be saved.
Cross References
Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 9:22
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

1 Corinthians 10:24
No one should seek his own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 13:5
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you yourselves. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Galatians 1:10
Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Philippians 2:21
For all the others look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:16
hindering us from telling the Gentiles how they may be saved. As a result, they continue to heap up their sins to full capacity; the utmost wrath has come upon them.
Treasury of Scripture

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

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1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

Romans 15:2,3 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification…

2 Corinthians 11:28,29 Beside those things that are without, that which comes on me daily, …

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before …

(33) Even as I please all men . . .--Better, even as I in all things am seeking to please all men, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many--i.e., the whole great mass of men, and not, as the English seems to imply, merely "a great number." This is the same idea as "I am made all things to all men." (See 1Corinthians 9:22.)

With the last verse of this chapter we must connect the first verse of 1 Corinthians 11, "Become imitators of me, even as I am of Christ." This is the completion of the exhortation. The Apostle refers to his own example, but only to lead his readers up to Christ as the great example of One "who pleased not Himself" (Romans 15:3). His own example is valuable inasmuch as it is the example of one who is striving to conform to the image of his Lord. With the mention of the holiest Example and the most sacred Name, the whole of this argument and exhortation reaches its natural climax and conclusion.

Verse 33. - That they may be saved. All the sympathy, tolerance, forbearance, which I try to practise has this one supreme object.



Even as I please all men in all things,.... The apostle sets himself as an example, though he was far from being a man pleaser, in the bad sense of that phrase; nor must these all things, in which he is said to please all men, be taken in the largest sense; but are to be understood of things indifferent, which might be done or avoided, without breaking the law of or contradicting the Gospel of Christ, or any of its rules and ordinances, to all which the apostle was inviolably attached; nor did he in these things seek to please men, but in all to act the part of a faithful servant of Christ, and steward of the mysteries of grace; see 1 Corinthians 9:19. Moreover, it is not to bc thought that in fact he pleased all men; it is certain he did not; but he studied to please them; he did all that in him lay; he took the most proper methods to do it, though they were sometimes ineffectual.

Not seeking my own profit; worldly profit and advantage, riches, wealth, the emoluments of life, ease, rest, and pleasure; and chiefly he means the use of liberty in things indifferent; he was willing to forego all for the good of others:

but the profit of many, that they may be saved; he neglected his own private advantage, and the gratifying of himself in anything which was otherwise lawful, when he saw that would be an offence to others, be an hinderance of the Gospel, and deter any from embracing the Christian doctrine; that so he might be the, means of promoting the spiritual profit and edification of many souls, that they might be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation; He does not say all, but many, knowing that all will not be saved, only the elect of God; and whereas he knew not who these were, nor where they lay, he behaved in this manner to all men, that he might be the instrument of the spiritual good and salvation of the chosen ones among them, by preaching the Gospel to them without offence. 33. I please—I try to please (1Co 9:19, 22; Ro 15:2).

not seeking mine own—(1Co 10:24).

many—rather as Greek, "THE many." 10:23-33 There were cases wherein Christians might eat what had been offered to idols, without sin. Such as when the flesh was sold in the market as common food, for the priest to whom it had been given. But a Christian must not merely consider what is lawful, but what is expedient, and to edify others. Christianity by no means forbids the common offices of kindness, or allows uncourteous behaviour to any, however they may differ from us in religious sentiments or practices. But this is not to be understood of religious festivals, partaking in idolatrous worship. According to this advice of the apostle, Christians should take care not to use their liberty to the hurt of others, or to their own reproach. In eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. This is the great end of all religion, and directs us where express rules are wanting. A holy, peaceable, and benevolent spirit, will disarm the greatest enemies.
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