1 Corinthians 9:19
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English Standard Version
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

King James Bible
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

American Standard Version
For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

English Revised Version
For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

Webster's Bible Translation
For though I am free from all men, yet I have made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.

Weymouth New Testament
Though free from all human control, I have made myself the slave of all in the hope of winning as many converts as possible.

1 Corinthians 9:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Made myself servant (ἐδούλωσα)

Rev., brought myself under bondage; better, as bringing out the force of δοῦλος bond-servant, from which the word is derived, and thus according with stewardship, 1 Corinthians 9:17.

Gain (κεδήσω)

Carrying out the thought of servant in 1 Corinthians 9:18. "He refuses payment in money that he may make the greater gain in souls. But the gain is that which a faithful steward makes, not for himself, but for his master" (Edwards). The word is not, as Godet, to be limited to its purely natural meaning, but is used in the sense of Matthew 18:15; 1 Peter 3:1.

1 Corinthians 9:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I be.

1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

I made.

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

Matthew 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister...

John 13:14,15 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet...

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

that.

1 Corinthians 9:20-22 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...

1 Corinthians 7:16 For what know you, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how know you, O man, whether you shall save your wife?

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you...

Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him...

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

Cross References
Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

Matthew 18:15
"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 10:29
I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience?

2 Corinthians 4:5
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 4:15
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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