Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me].

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.

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 
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 
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 And some of you were these things, but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. 12 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. 13 The foods are for the belly and the belly for foods, but God will abolish both this and these things. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.


Cross References

Romans 14:14-23

I know and am persuaded in Lord Jesus, that nothing is profane by itself, except to him who regards anything to be profane. To that man it is profane.

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

All things are permitted for me, but not all things are expedient. All things are permitted for me, but not all things are constructive.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

Nevertheless the knowledge is not in all men, but some, with conscience of the idol until now, eat as sacrificed to idols, and their weak conscience is defiled.

1 Corinthians 9:27

But I give my body a black eye and subdue it, lest somehow having preached to others, I myself might become disqualified.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

Not because we have no right, but that we might give ourselves an example to you, in order to imitate us.

Romans 7:14

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, having been sold under sin.

1 Corinthians 8:4

Therefore about eating the things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God except one.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others are partakers of the right from you, are not we more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we cover all things, so that we may not give any hindrance to the good-news of the Christ.

Hebrews 12:15-16

Looking carefully lest any man fall short, away from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness sprouting up would cause trouble, and by this many may be defiled,

Jude 1:12

These are reefs in your love-feasts, feasting together, fearlessly tending to themselves, waterless clouds carried along by winds, autumn trees without fruit, who died twice having being uprooted,

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