1 Corinthians 9:8
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?

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

Good News Translation
I don't have to limit myself to these everyday examples, because the Law says the same thing.

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 say these things according to human authority? 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?

as.

1 Corinthians 7:40
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Romans 6:19
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

or.

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

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







Lexicon
Do I say
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

this
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

from a human perspective?
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Doesn’t
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

[the] Law
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

say
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

the same thing?
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.
(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.? 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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