Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.

King James Version

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

Holman Bible

For although I am free from all people, I have made myself a slave to all, in order to win more people.

International Standard Version

Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people.

A Conservative Version

For although being free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that I might gain the more.

American Standard Version

For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

Amplified

For although I am free in every way from anyone's control, I have made myself a bond servant to everyone, so that I might gain the more [for Christ].

An Understandable Version

For although I am free from [being accountable to] all people, I placed myself under obligation to them [as a slave], so as to win as many as possible [to Christ].

Anderson New Testament

For, though I am free from all men, yet have I made my self a servant to all, that I may gain the more.

Bible in Basic English

For though I was free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that more might have salvation.

Common New Testament

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for tho' I am independent of all men, yet have I subjected myself to all, that I might gain the more.

Darby Translation

For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most possible.

Godbey New Testament

For being free from all, I rendered myself servant to all, that I may gain the more.

Goodspeed New Testament

Though I am free from anyone's control, I have made myself everyone's slave, so as to win over all the more.

John Wesley New Testament

For though I am free from all men, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, though I am free regarding everyone, yet I have made myself slave unto all, that I might gain the more.

Julia Smith Translation

For being free from all, I have subjected myself to all, that I might gain the more.

King James 2000

For though I am free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [although I] am free from all [people], I have enslaved myself to all, in order that I may gain more.

Modern King James verseion

For though I am free from all, yet I have made myself servant to all, so that I might gain the more.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all men, that I might win the more.

Moffatt New Testament

Why, free as I am from all, I have made myself the slave of all, to win over as many as I could.

Montgomery New Testament

Though free from all men, I make myself the slave of all, that I may win the more.

NET Bible

For since I am free from all I can make myself a slave to all, in order to gain even more people.

New Heart English Bible

For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

Noyes New Testament

For being free from all men, yet I made myself a servant to all, that I might gain the more;

Sawyer New Testament

For being free from all men, I have made myself a servant of all, that I may gain more;

The Emphasized Bible

For, though free from all, unto all, myself, I enslaved, - that, the larger number, I might win:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For though I be free from all men, I have made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Although I was entirely free, yet, to win as many converts as possible, I made myself everyone's slave.

Webster

For though I am free from all men, yet I have made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.

Weymouth New Testament

Though free from all human control, I have made myself the slave of all in the hope of winning as many converts as possible.

Williams New Testament

Yes, indeed, though I am free from any human power, I have made myself a slave to everybody, to win as many as possible.

World English Bible

For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

Worrell New Testament

For, being free from all men, I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.

Worsley New Testament

For though I am free from all, yet I have made myself a servant to all, that I might gain the more.

Youngs Literal Translation

for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

though I be
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

ἐλεύθερος 
Eleutheros 
Usage: 21

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

δουλόω 
Douloo 
Usage: 8

ἐμαυτοῦ ἐμαυτῷ ἐμαυτόν 
Emautou 
Usage: 21

δουλόω 
Douloo 
Usage: 8

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. 19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;



Cross References

Matthew 18:15

"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

1 Corinthians 9:1

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Matthew 20:26-28

"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,

John 13:14-15

"If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Romans 1:14

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Romans 11:14

if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.

Romans 15:2

Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

1 Corinthians 7:16

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

1 Corinthians 9:20-22

To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

Galatians 5:1

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

2 Timothy 2:10

For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

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