1 Corinthians 9:22
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New International Version
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

New Living Translation
When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.

English Standard Version
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all these things to all, so that by all means I might save some.

New American Standard Bible
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

King James Bible
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.

International Standard Version
To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

NET Bible
To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.

New Heart English Bible
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I was with the weak as weak that I might gain the weak. I was everything to every person that I might give life to every person.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I became like a person weak in faith to win those who are weak in faith. I have become everything to everyone in order to save at least some of them.

New American Standard 1977
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Jubilee Bible 2000
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak; I am made all things to everyone, that I might by all means save some.

King James 2000 Bible
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

American King James Version
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

American Standard Version
To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak. I became all things to all men, that I might save all.

Darby Bible Translation
I became to the weak, [as] weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all events I might save some.

English Revised Version
To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak: I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Weymouth New Testament
To the weak I have become weak, so as to gain the weak. To all men I have become all things, in the hope that in every one of these ways I may save some.

World English Bible
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Young's Literal Translation
I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have become all things, that by all means I may save some.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:15-23 It is the glory of a minister to deny himself, that he may serve Christ and save souls. But when a minister gives up his right for the sake of the gospel, he does more than his charge and office demands. By preaching the gospel, freely, the apostle showed that he acted from principles of zeal and love, and thus enjoyed much comfort and hope in his soul. And though he looked on the ceremonial law as a yoke taken off by Christ, yet he submitted to it, that he might work upon the Jews, do away their prejudices, prevail with them to hear the gospel, and win them over to Christ. Though he would transgress no laws of Christ, to please any man, yet he would accommodate himself to all men, where he might do it lawfully, to gain some. Doing good was the study and business of his life; and, that he might reach this end, he did not stand on privileges. We must carefully watch against extremes, and against relying on any thing but trust in Christ alone. We must not allow errors or faults, so as to hurt others, or disgrace the gospel.
Study Bible
Paul the Servant to All
21To those without the Law I became like one without the Law (though I am not outside the law of God but am under the law of Christ), to win those without the Law. 22To 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. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.…
Cross References
Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

Romans 14:1
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.

Romans 14:2
For one man has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables.

Romans 15:1
We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

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

1 Corinthians 9:23
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

1 Corinthians 10:33
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.

2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with grief?
Treasury of Scripture

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

To the weak.

1 Corinthians 8:13 Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while …

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, …

I am.

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, …

that I might by. See on ver.

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

1 Corinthians 7:16 For what know you, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? …

Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, …

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