Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

King James Version

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Holman Bible

To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.

International Standard Version

To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

A Conservative Version

To the weak I became as weak, so that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that by all means I might save some.

American Standard Version

To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Amplified

To the weak I became [as the] weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means [in any and every way] save some [by leading them to faith in Jesus Christ].

Anderson New Testament

to the weak I became like one who was weak, that I might gain the weak: I have become all things to all men, that I may, by all means, save some.

Bible in Basic English

To the feeble, I was as one who is feeble, so that they might have salvation: I have been all things to all men, so that some at least might have salvation.

Common New Testament

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that I might by all means save some.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak: I became all things to all men, that I might save all sorts of men.

Darby Translation

I became to the weak, as weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all events I might save some.

Godbey New Testament

To the weak I became as weak, that I may gain the weak. I became all things to all men, that I may indeed save some.

Goodspeed New Testament

To the overscrupulous I have become overscrupulous, so as to win the overscrupulous; I have become everything to everybody, so as by all means to save some of them.

John Wesley New Testament

To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak: I became all things to all men, that by all means I might save some.

Julia Smith Translation

I became to the weak as weak, that I might gain the weak: I have been all things to all, that altogether I might save some.

King James 2000

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Lexham Expanded Bible

To the weak I became weak, in order that I may gain the weak. I have become all [things] to all [people], in order that by all means I may save some.

Modern King James verseion

To the weak I became as the weak, so that I might gain the weak. I am made all things to all men, so that I might by all means save some.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To the weak became I as weak, to win the weak. In all thing I fashioned myself to all men, to save, at the leastway, some.

Moffatt New Testament

to the weak I have become as weak myself, to win over the weak. To all men I have become all things, to save some by all and every means.

Montgomery New Testament

I am become weak to the weak, to win the weak. I am become all these things to all men that, by any and by all means, I may save some.

NET Bible

To the weak I became weak in order to gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that by all means I may save some.

New Heart English Bible

To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Noyes New Testament

to the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak; I have become all things to all, that I might by all means save some.

Sawyer New Testament

to the weak I have been as weak, that I might gain the weak; I have been all things to all men, that I may save some in all conditions;

The Emphasized Bible

I became, unto the weak, weak, - that, the weak, I might win; - to all men, have I become all things, that, by all means, some, I might save.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I became to the weak as weak, that I might gain the weak; I became all things to all men, that by every means I might save some.

Twentieth Century New Testament

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so as at all costs to save some.

Webster

To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak: I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Weymouth New Testament

To the weak I have become weak, so as to gain the weak. To all men I have become all things, in the hope that in every one of these ways I may save some.

Williams New Testament

To the overscrupulous I have become overscrupulous, to win the overscrupulous; yes, I have become everything to everybody, in order by all means to save some of them.

World English Bible

To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

Worrell New Testament

To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may, by all means, save some.

Worsley New Testament

To the weak I became as the weak, that I might gain the weak: I became all things to all men, that I might by every means save some.

Youngs Literal Translation

I became to the infirm as infirm, that the infirm I might gain; to all men I have become all things, that by all means I may save some.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To the weak
ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

became I
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 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

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

the weak
ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

I am made
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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

to all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

I might
σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

by all means
πάντως 
Pantos 
by all means, altogether, surely, must needs , no doubt, in no wise, at all
Usage: 8

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 9:22

References

Images 1 Corinthians 9:22

Context Readings

Paul Gives Up His Rights As An Apostle

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. 23 And everything I do is for the sake of [the work of] the Gospel, so that I may share in its benefits.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:33

For even I myself [try] to please everyone in every way, and not to look out [just] for my own good, but [also] for the good of many people, so that they may be saved.

Romans 11:14

in hope that somehow I might stir up jealousy among my fellow-Jews, and thereby save some of them.

Romans 15:1

Now those of us who are strong [spiritually] should put up with [or, help] the failings of [spiritually] weak people, and not [simply] do what pleases ourselves.

2 Corinthians 11:29

Who is weak, and I do not feel their weakness? Who is led astray [from God], and I do not burn [i.e., with righteous anger over the one who caused it]?

1 Corinthians 7:16

How can you know, [Christian] wife, whether or not you will [be able to] convert your husband? Or how can you know, [Christian] husband, whether or not you will [be able to] convert you wife?

1 Corinthians 9:19

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].

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if [eating certain] foods causes my brother to fall away [from God], I will never eat meat again, so I do not cause my brother to fall away.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if any one of you is overwhelmed by a [particular] sin, those of you who are spiritually minded should [attempt to] restore such a person [to faithfulness]. But do it in a gentle way, being very careful that you yourself do not become tempted [to get involved in any sin].

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