|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.
King James Bible
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
American Standard Version
And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
Young's Literal Translation
and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as under law, that those under law I might gain;
1 Corinthians 9:20 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Them that are under the law
The distinction between this class and Jews is differently explained. Some, Jews, viewed nationally; under the law, viewed religiously. Others, Jews by origin, and Gentile proselytes. Others understand by those under the law, rigid Jews, Pharisees. The first explanation seems preferable.
1 Corinthians 9:20 Parallel CommentariesAlthough Gain Good Jew Jews Law Order WinAlthough Gain Good Jew Jews Law Order WinThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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Acts 16:3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Acts 21:23 Do therefore what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow;
Romans 11:14 in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.
Galatians 2:19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.