1 Corinthians 9:20
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English Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I became to the Jews, a Jew, that I might gain the Jews:

English Revised 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;

Webster's Bible Translation
And to 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;

Weymouth New Testament
To the Jews I have become like a Jew in order to win Jews; to men under the Law as if I were under the Law--although I am not--in order to win those who are under the Law;

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Vincent'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.

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unto.

Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters...

Acts 17:2,3 And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures...

Acts 18:18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brothers, and sailed there into Syria...

Acts 21:20-26 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe...

are under.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Romans 6:14,15 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace...

Galatians 4:5,21 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons...

Galatians 5:18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Cross References
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.

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