Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And I was to the Jews as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews: to them under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them under the law;

New American Standard Bible

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;

King James Version

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

Holman Bible

To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like one under the law—though I myself am not under the law—to win those under the law.

International Standard Version

To the Jews I became like a Jew in order to win Jews. To those under the Law I became like a man under the Law, in order to win those under the Law (although I myself am not under the Law).

A Conservative Version

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might gain Jews, to those under law, as under law, so that I might gain those under law,

American Standard Version

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

Amplified

To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews [for Christ]; to men under the Law, [I became] as one under the Law, though not being under the Law myself, so that I might win those who are under the Law.

An Understandable Version

I behaved like a Jew in front of the Jews in order to win Jews [to Christ]. I behaved like a person who was under [obligation to observe] the law [i.e., Jews] in front of those who observe that law, although I was not [really] under [obligation to] it. I did this to win those who are under [obligation to observe] the law.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

And to the Jews I was as a Jew, so that I might give the good news to them; to those under the law I was the same, not as being myself under the law, but so that I might give the good news to those under the law.

Common New Testament

To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews; to those under the law I became as one under the lawthough not being myself under the lawso that I might win those under the law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to the Jews, I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;

Darby Translation

And I became to the Jews as a Jew, in order that I might gain the Jews: to those under law, as under law, not being myself under law, in order that I might gain those under law:

Godbey New Testament

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I may gain the Jews; to those under the law, as under the law, not myself being under law, that I may gain those under the law;

Goodspeed New Testament

To the Jews I have become like a Jew, to win Jews over; to men under the Law I have become like a man under the Law, though I am not myself under the Law, so as to win over those who are under the Law.

John Wesley New Testament

To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews: to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law:

King James 2000

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have become like a Jew to the Jews, in order that I may gain the Jews. To those under the law [I became] as under the law ([although I] myself am not under the law) in order that I may gain those under the law.

Modern King James verseion

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might gain the Jews. To those who are under the Law, I became as under the Law, so that I might gain those who are under the Law.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And unto the Jews, I became as a Jew, to win the Jews. To them that were under the law, was I made as though I had been under the law, to win them that were under the law.

Moffatt New Testament

To Jews I have become like a Jew, to win over Jews; to those under the Law I have become as one of themselves ??though I am not under the Law myself ??to win over those under the Law;

Montgomery New Testament

To the Jews I am become like a Jew, that I may win Jews; to those under the Law, like one under the Law, though I am not under the Law, myself;

NET Bible

To the Jews I became like a Jew to gain the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) to gain those under the law.

New Heart English Bible

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;

Noyes New Testament

and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those under the Law, as under the Law, not being myself under the Law, that I might gain those under the Law;

Sawyer New Testament

to the Jews I have been as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those under the law, as under the law, not being myself under the law, that I might gain those under the law;

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore became I, to the Jews, as, a Jew, - that, Jews, I might win; to them who were under law, as, under law, not being, myself, under law, - that, them who were under law, I might win;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And I became to the Jews as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;

Twentieth Century New Testament

To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews. To those who are subject to Law I became like a man subject to Law-though I was not myself subject to Law-to win those who are subject to Law.

Webster

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

Weymouth New Testament

To the Jews I have become like a Jew in order to win Jews; to men under the Law as if I were under the Law--although I am not--in order to win those who are under the Law;

Williams New Testament

To the Jews I have become like a Jew for the winning of Jews; to men under the law, like one under the law, though I am not under the law myself, to win the men under the law;

World English Bible

To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;

Worrell New Testament

And, to the Jews, I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those under law, as under law (not being myself under law), that I might gain those under law;

Worsley New Testament

And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; that is, to those, who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law:

Youngs Literal Translation

and I became to the Jews as a Jew, that Jews I might gain; to those under law as under law, that those under law I might gain;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

unto the Jews
Ἰουδαῖος 
Ioudaios 
Usage: 190

I became
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

a Jew
Ἰουδαῖος 
Ioudaios 
Usage: 190

ἵνα 
Hina 
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
that, to,
Usage: 472
Usage: 472

κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
Usage: 9
Usage: 9

the Jews
Ἰουδαῖος 
Ioudaios 
Usage: 190


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

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

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179
Usage: 179


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

19 For being free from all, I have subjected myself to all, that I might gain the more. 20 And I was to the Jews as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews: to them under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them under the law; 21 To the lawless, as lawless, (not being lawless to God, but subject to the law to Christ,) that I might gain the lawless,



Cross References

Acts 16:3

Him Paul wished to go forth with him; and having taken, he circumcised him, on account of the Jews being in those places: for all knew his father that he was a Greek.

Acts 21:20-26

And they having heard, honoured the Lord, and said to him, Thou seest, brother, how many ten thousands of Jews there are having believed: and all are zealous of the law:

Acts 17:2-3

And according to custom to Paul, he went in to them, and upon three sabbaths discussed with them from the writings,

Acts 18:18

And Paul yet having remained sufficient days, having taken leave of the brethren, sailed out to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn the head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

Romans 3:19

And we know that whatever says the law, it speaks to them in the law: that every mouth be shut, and all the world be culpable to God.

Romans 6:14-15

For sin shall not rule over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace.

Romans 11:14

If in some way I might make jealous my flesh, and I might save some of them.)

Galatians 4:5

That he might redeem them under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Galatians 4:21

Tell me, those wishing to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Galatians 5:18

And if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

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