Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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

Although I am a free man and not anyone’s slave, I have made myself a slave to everyone, 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 though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to everyone, so that I may win 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.

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.

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
For
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

all
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 
gain, win, get gain, vr gain
Usage: 9

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

18 What then is my reward? That, when I proclaim the Good News, I may present the Good News without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News. 19 For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;



Cross References

Matthew 18:15

"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back 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, brothers, were called for freedom. Only do not use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

1 Peter 3:1

In like manner, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any do not obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word;

2 Corinthians 4:5

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

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

Matthew 20:26-28

It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you must be your servant.

John 13:14-15

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

Romans 1:14

I have an obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Romans 11:14

if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.

Romans 15:2

Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

1 Corinthians 7:16

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

1 Corinthians 9:20-22

To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;

1 Corinthians 10:33

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

Galatians 5:1

Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

2 Timothy 2:10

Therefore I endure all things for the chosen ones' sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

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