Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

King James Version

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Holman Bible

"Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be brought under the control of anything.

International Standard Version

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not allow anything to control me.

A Conservative Version

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under control by anything.

American Standard Version

All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Amplified

Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.

An Understandable Version

"Everything is permissible for me [to do];" but not everything is profitable. [Note: The words in quote marks in this and the following verse are thought to have been commonly held views of that day, to which Paul gives an inspired reply]. "Everything is permissible for me [to do];" but I will not be ruled by anything.

Anderson New Testament

All meats are lawful for me: but all are not profitable. All are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under subjection by any.

Bible in Basic English

I am free to do all things; but not all things are wise. I am free to do all things; but I will not let myself come under the power of any.

Common New Testament

"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be mastered by anything.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Are all things lawful for me? however, all things are not expedient: are all things lawful for me? however, I will not be a slave to any.

Darby Translation

All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Godbey New Testament

All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable: all things are lawful, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Goodspeed New Testament

I may do anything I please, but not everything I may do is good for me. I may do anything I please; but I am not going to let anything master me.

John Wesley New Testament

All things are lawful for me; but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Julia Smith Translation

All things are lawful to me, but all are not profitable: all are lawful to me, but I will not be exercised by power under any.

King James 2000

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All [things] are permitted for me, but not all [things] are profitable. All [things] are permitted for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.

Modern King James verseion

All things are lawful to me, but not all things profit. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All things are lawful unto me: but all things are not profitable. I may do all things: but I will be brought under no man's power.

Moffatt New Testament

'All things are lawful for me'? Yes, but not all are good for me. 'All things are lawful for me'? Yes, but I am not going to let anything master me.

Montgomery New Testament

"All things are lawful for me"? Yes, but not all things are good for me. "All things are lawful for me"? Yes, but I will not let myself be enslaved by the power of any.

NET Bible

"All things are lawful for me" -- but not everything is beneficial. "All things are lawful for me" -- but I will not be controlled by anything.

New Heart English Bible

"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything.

Noyes New Testament

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of anything.

Sawyer New Testament

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

The Emphasized Bible

All things, unto me, are allowable, but, not all things, are profitable: all things, unto me, are allowable, but, I, will not be brought under authority by any.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not put myself under the power of any.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Everything is allowable for me! Yes, but everything is not profitable. Everything is allowable for me! Yes, but for my part, I will not let myself be enslaved by anything.

Webster

All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Weymouth New Testament

Everything is allowable to me, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable to me, but to nothing will I become a slave.

Williams New Testament

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is good for me. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not become a slave to anything.

World English Bible

"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything.

Worrell New Testament

All things are lawful for me; but all are not profitable. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the control of any.

Worsley New Testament

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be under the power of any:

Youngs Literal Translation

All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful to me, but I -- I will not be under authority by any;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful , may , let
be lawful , may , let
Usage: 24
Usage: 24

unto me
μοί 
Moi 
me , my , I , mine
Usage: 152

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461
Usage: 461

πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

are
συμφέρω 
Sumphero 
Usage: 13

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

συμφέρω 
Sumphero 
Usage: 13

for me
μοί 
Moi 
me , my , I , mine
Usage: 152

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I , my , me , not tr
Usage: 174

will
ἐξουσιάζω 
Exousiazo 
Usage: 3

ἐξουσιάζω 
Exousiazo 
Usage: 3

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of , by , under , with , in , not tr ,
Usage: 188

Images 1 Corinthians 6:12

Context Readings

Avoid Sexual Immorality

11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.


Cross References

Romans 14:14-23

I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable All things are lawful, but not all things edify.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.

Romans 7:14

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.

1 Corinthians 8:4

Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

Hebrews 12:15-16

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

Jude 1:12

These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;



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