Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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 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 expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything. 13 "Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods," but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.


Cross References

Romans 14:14-23

I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except that to him who considers 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 build up.

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

However, that knowledge is not in all men. But some, being so accustomed to idols until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not because we do not have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.

Romans 7:14

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

1 Corinthians 8:4

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

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others partake of this right over you, do not we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Christ.

Hebrews 12:15-16

looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

Jude 1:12

These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

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