Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

I [also] behaved like a person without [obligation to observe] the law [i.e., a Gentile] in front of those who are not obligated to it, although I was not [really] without obligation to God's law; but was under [obligation to] Christ's law. I did this to win those who are without [obligation to observe] the law [i.e., Gentiles].

New American Standard Bible

to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.

King James Version

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

Holman Bible

To those who are without that law, like one without the law—not being without God’s law but within Christ’s law—to win those without the law.

International Standard Version

To those who do not have the Law, I became like a man who does not have the Law in order to win those who do not have the Law. However, I am not free from God's Law, but I'm subject to the Messiah's law.

A Conservative Version

to those without law, as without law (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ), so that I might gain men without law.

American Standard Version

to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law.

Amplified

To those who are without (outside) the Law, [I became] as one without the Law, though [I am] not without the law of God, but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.

Anderson New Testament

to those who are without law, as without law, (not being myself without law to God, but under law to Christ,) that I might gain those who are without law:

Bible in Basic English

To those without the law I was as one without the law, not as being without law to God, but as under law to Christ, so that I might give the good news to those without the law.

Common New Testament

To those who are without law, I became as one without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without the law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to those who are without the law, as without that law, (not as being under no law to God, but as under the law to Christ) that I might gain those who are without the law.

Darby Translation

to those without law, as without law, (not as without law to God, but as legitimately subject to Christ,) in order that I might gain those without law.

Godbey New Testament

to those without law, I became as without law, not being without the law of God, but under the law of Christ, that I may gain those without law.

Goodspeed New Testament

To those who have no law I have become like a man without any law??hough I am not without the law of God, but under the law of Christ??o as to win over those who are without any law.

John Wesley New Testament

To them that are without the law, as without the law, (being not without the law to God, but under the law to Christ) that I might gain them that are without the law.

Julia Smith Translation

To the lawless, as lawless, (not being lawless to God, but subject to the law to Christ,) that I might gain the lawless,

King James 2000

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law of Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

Lexham Expanded Bible

To those outside the law [I became] as outside the law ([although I] am not outside the law of God, but subject to the law of Christ) in order that I may gain those outside the law.

Modern King James verseion

To those who are outside Law, I became as outside Law (not being outside law to God, but under the Law to Christ), so that I might gain those who are outside Law.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To them that were without law, became I as though I had been without law - when I was not without law as pertaining to God, but under a law as concerning Christ - to win them that were without law.

Moffatt New Testament

to those outside the Law I have become like one of themselves ??though I am under Christ's law, not outside God's Law ??to win over those outside the Law;

Montgomery New Testament

to those outside the Law, as one outside the Law, to win those outside the Law (though I am not outside the law of God, but inside the law of Christ).

NET Bible

To those free from the law I became like one free from the law (though I am not free from God's law but under the law of Christ) to gain those free from the law.

New Heart English Bible

to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.

Noyes New Testament

to those without the Law, as without the Law, being not without a law before God, but under the law of Christ, that I might gain those without the Law;

Sawyer New Testament

to those without law, as without law, being not without law to God, but with law to Christ, that I might gain those without law;

The Emphasized Bible

To them who were without law, as, without law, - not being without law to God, but lawfully subject to Christ, - that I might win them who were without law.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

to those who are without law, as without law (not as being without law to God, but under the law to Christ), that I might gain those who were without law.

Twentieth Century New Testament

To those who have no Law I became like a man who has no Law- -not that I am free from God's Law; no, for I am under Christ's Law-to win those who have no law.

Webster

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

Weymouth New Testament

to men without Law as if I were without Law--although I am not without Law in relation to God but am abiding in Christ's Law--in order to win those who are without Law.

Williams New Testament

to men who have no written law, like one without any law, though I am not without God's law but specially under Christ's law, to win the men who have no written law.

World English Bible

to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.

Worrell New Testament

to those without law, as without law (not being without law to God, but under law to Christ), that I might gain those without law.

Worsley New Testament

and to those without the law as without the law, (not being without law to God, but under the law to Christ) that I might gain those who are without the law.

Youngs Literal Translation

to those without law, as without law -- (not being without law to God, but within law to Christ) -- that I might gain those without law;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἄνομος 
Anomos 
Usage: 9

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

ἄνομος 
Anomos 
ἄνομος 
Anomos 
Usage: 9
Usage: 9

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

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

under the law
ἔννομος 
Ennomos 
Usage: 2

to Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
gain, win, get gain, vr gain
Usage: 9

References

Fausets

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Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

20 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. 21 I [also] behaved like a person without [obligation to observe] the law [i.e., a Gentile] in front of those who are not obligated to it, although I was not [really] without obligation to God's law; but was under [obligation to] Christ's law. I did this to win those who are without [obligation to observe] the law [i.e., Gentiles]. 22 I behaved like a weak person in front of weak people [See 8:9-12], in order to win them over [i.e., to help them become stronger]. I have become all things to all people so that, in every way, I could save some of them.



Cross References

Romans 2:12

For all those people [i.e., Gentiles] who have sinned without [knowing] the law of Moses will also be lost without [knowing] that law. And all those people [i.e., Jews] who have sinned under [the authority] of the law of Moses will be judged by [the requirements of] that law.

Romans 2:14

(For when the [unconverted] Gentiles, who do not have the law of Moses, instinctively practice [some of] its requirements, they become their own lawmakers, even though they do not have the law of Moses.

Galatians 3:2

The only thing I would like to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Holy Spirit [into your lives] by [meeting the requirements of] the law of Moses or by hearing [and obeying the message] of faith [in Christ]?

Matthew 5:17-20

"Do not think that I came to do away with the law of Moses or the prophets. I did not come to do away with them, but to fulfill them [i.e., their requirements and predictions].

Matthew 5:17

"Do not think that I came to do away with the law of Moses or the prophets. I did not come to do away with them, but to fulfill them [i.e., their requirements and predictions].

Acts 15:28

For it was the judgment of the Holy Spirit, and we agreed, that no greater burden be placed on you people than the following necessary things:

Acts 16:4

And as they traveled through the towns [of Asia Minor] they presented [to each church] the requirements they were to observe that had been decided on by the apostles and elders of the Jerusalem church.

Acts 21:25

But concerning Gentile believers, we wrote [to them] our decision, that they should avoid [eating] things sacrificed to idols, from [drinking] blood, from [eating] what is strangled and from sexual immorality."

Romans 7:22

For in my heart I am delighted with God's law,

Romans 7:25

Thank God [that I can be rescued] through [the power of] Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, I personally [try to] serve God's law with my mind, but [all too often] I serve the law of sin with my flesh [i.e., submitting in weakness to my human desires].

Romans 8:4

so that the requirements of the law could be [considered] fulfilled in us, who do not live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, but according to [the promptings of] the Holy Spirit.

Romans 13:8-10

Do not owe anything to anyone, except to love one another. For the person who loves others has fulfilled [the requirements of] the law.

1 Corinthians 7:19-22

Being circumcised does not matter [with God], nor does being uncircumcised matter [either]. But observing God's commands is what matters.

Galatians 2:3-4

But they did not even require that Titus, a Greek [i.e., a Gentile] who was with me, become circumcised.

Galatians 2:12-14

For, before certain [leaders] came from James [i.e., Jesus' brother, a leader of the Jerusalem church, See Acts 12:17; 15:13-22], he had eaten [a social meal] with some Gentiles. But when these men came, he abruptly discontinued this practice out of fear of the circumcised ones [i.e., out of concern for what the Jews would think of him].

Galatians 5:13-14

For you brothers were called [by God] to enjoy your freedom; but do not use this freedom as an excuse for living a sinful life; instead, use it to render loving service to each other.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,

Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, you should obey your parents in the Lord [i.e., as part of your Christian responsibility], for this is the right thing to do.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brothers, we request and urge you, in [the fellowship of] the Lord, that you should live [dedicated lives] and please God. Just as you people received direction from us [on doing this], see that you [continue to] do it more and more.

Titus 2:2-12

Older men should be sober-minded [See note at I Tim. 3:2], dignified [i.e., respectable], sensible, sound in the faith [or, "in their faith"], in their love and in their perseverance.

Hebrews 8:10

For this is the Agreement that I will make with the people of Israel in the coming days, says the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and I will also write them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people.

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