New International Version
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most [possible].
World English Bible
For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
Young's Literal Translation
for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;
1 Corinthians 9:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For though I be free - Although I am under no obligation to any man, yet I act as if every individual had a particular property in me, and as if I were the slave of the public.
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Text: First Corinthians 9, 24-27; 10, 1-5. 24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, …
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Though in Order to Establish this Suitable Difference Between the Fruits or Effects of virtue and vice,
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?
1 Corinthians 10:29
I am referring to the other person's conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?
2 Corinthians 4:5
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 4:15
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
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