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

New Living Translation
I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.

English Standard Version
I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

New American Standard Bible
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.

King James Bible
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I do all this because of the gospel, so I may become a partner in its benefits.

International Standard Version
I do all this for the sake of the gospel in order to have a share in its blessings.

NET Bible
I do all these things because of the gospel, so that I can be a participant in it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have done this so that I might be a partaker of The Gospel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I do all this for the sake of the Good News in order to share what it offers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker together of it.

King James 2000 Bible
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

American King James Version
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

American Standard Version
And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I do all things for the gospel's sake: that I may be made partaker thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them.

English Revised Version
And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

Weymouth New Testament
And I do everything for the sake of the Good News, that I may share with my hearers in its benefits.

World English Bible
Now I do this for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it.

Young's Literal Translation
And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - And this I do. The better reading is, and I do all things. For the gospel's sake. This is a wider feeling than even "for the elect's sakes" of 2 Timothy 2:10. With you. The "you" is not expressed in the original, where we only have "a fellow partaker [συγκοινωνὸς, Romans 11:17] of it." But the word illustrates the deep humility of the apostle.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And this I do for the Gospel's sake,.... The Alexandrian copy and some others read, "all things I do", &c. and so the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions; that is, he became all things to all men, and so and so to different persons; not for his own sake, for his own temporal advantage, or to curry favour with men; not for the sake of gaining wealth, or honour and applause to himself, but for the spread of the Gospel, and its greater usefulness among men: to which he adds,

that I might be partaker thereof with you; meaning either the fruit of the Gospel, the conversion and salvation of sinners, which would be matter of joy both to him and them; or the blessings of grace and eternal life, which the Gospel reveals and promises, which he desired to enjoy in common with others, not only with the Corinthians, for the word "you" is not in the original text, but with Jews and Gentiles; with men of all sorts, who may be gained over to Christ, and saved by him, through the ministry of the word.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. partaker thereof—Greek, "fellow partaker": of the Gospel blessings promised at Christ's coming: "with" (not as English Version, "you": but) them, namely, with those thus "gained" by me to the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul a Servant to All
22To 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. 23I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
Cross References
Romans 11:17
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,

1 Corinthians 9:22
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.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Treasury of Scripture

And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

for.

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Mark 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose …

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with …

Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

that.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. …

2 Timothy 2:6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.

Hebrews 3:1,14 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

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