1 Corinthians 9:8
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New International Version
Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn't the Law say the same thing?

New Living Translation
Am I expressing merely a human opinion, or does the law say the same thing?

English Standard Version
Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?

Berean Study Bible
Do I say this from a human perspective? Doesn't the Law say the same thing?

Berean Literal Bible
Do I speak these things according to man? Or does the Law not also say these things?

New American Standard Bible
I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?

King James Bible
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Am I saying this from a human perspective? Doesn't the law also say the same thing?

International Standard Version
I am not saying this on human authority, am I? The Law says the same thing, doesn't it?

NET Bible
Am I saying these things only on the basis of common sense, or does the law not say this as well?

New Heart English Bible
Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or does not the Law also say the same thing?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I say these things as a man. Behold, The Written Law also says these things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Am I merely stating some human rule? Don't Moses' Teachings say the same thing?

New American Standard 1977
I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do I say this only according to men? or does not the law say the same also?

King James 2000 Bible
Say I these things as a man? or says not the law the same also?

American King James Version
Say I these things as a man? or said not the law the same also?

American Standard Version
Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also say these things?

Darby Bible Translation
Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?

English Revised Version
Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do I say these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

Weymouth New Testament
Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?

World English Bible
Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing?

Young's Literal Translation
According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
Study Bible
The Rights of an Apostle
7Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk? 8Do I say this from a human perspective? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?…
Cross References
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.

Galatians 1:11
For I certify to you, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not devised by man.
Treasury of Scripture

Say I these things as a man? or said not the law the same also?

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1 Corinthians 7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think …

Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh…

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also …

or.

1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted …

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish …

(8) Say I these thing as a man?--He proceeds to show that his appeal is not to a human principle, but to the recognition by men of a principle which is itself divine. The divinely given Law also says these things.

Verse 8. - Say I these things as a man? Am I relying exclusively on mere human analogies? The same phrase occurs in Romans 3:5; Galatians 3:13. Saith not the Law. The verbs used for "say" (λαλῶ) and "saith" (λέγει) are different: "Do I speak [general word] these things as a man? or saith [a more dignified word] not the Law," etc.? Say I these things as a man?.... After the manner of men, reasoning from things common among men, and obvious to everyone's observation:

or saith not the law the same also? As the subject the apostle is upon was capable of being illustrated and confirmed by instances common unto, and easy of observation among men; so it might be supported by divine authority; it was not only a clear point from the reason of things, but was certain by the law of God. 8. as a man—I speak thus not merely according to human judgment, but with the sanction of the divine law also.9:1-14 It is not new for a minister to meet with unkind returns for good-will to a people, and diligent and successful services among them. To the cavils of some, the apostle answers, so as to set forth himself as an example of self-denial, for the good of others. He had a right to marry as well as other apostles, and to claim what was needful for his wife, and his children if he had any, from the churches, without labouring with his own hands to get it. Those who seek to do our souls good, should have food provided for them. But he renounced his right, rather than hinder his success by claiming it. It is the people's duty to maintain their minister. He may wave his right, as Paul did; but those transgress a precept of Christ, who deny or withhold due support.
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