New Living Translation
Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:19 I made myself the servant of all - I acted with as self - denying a regard to their interest, and as much caution not to offend them, as if I had been literally their servant or slave. Where is the preacher of the gospel who treads in the same steps?
LibraryThe Heavenly Race
And now, in entering upon the text, I shall have to notice what it is we are to run for: "So run that ye may obtain;" secondly, the mode of running, to which we must attend--"So run that ye may obtain;" and then I shall give a few practical exhortations to stir those onward in the heavenly race who are flagging and negligent, in order that they may at last "obtain." I. In the first place, then, WHAT IS IT THAT WE OUGHT TO SEEK TO OBTAIN? Some people think they must be religious, in order to be respectable. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Bunyan -- the Heavenly Footman
Against Vain Judgments of Men
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.
"If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn't it because of my work that you belong to the Lord?
1 Corinthians 10:29
It might not be a matter of conscience for you, but it is for the other person.) For why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks?
2 Corinthians 4:5
You see, we don't go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 4:15
All of this is for your benefit. And as God's grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Now I am coming to you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you. I don't want what you have--I want you. After all, children don't provide for their parents. Rather, parents provide for their children.
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