1 Corinthians 9:19

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For though I bee free from all men, yet haue I made my selfe seruant vnto all, that I might gaine the more.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For though I am free from all {men,} I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For though I was free from all `men,' I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most [possible].
- Darby Bible

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

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

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

Forwhi whanne Y was fre of alle men, Y made me seruaunt of alle men, to wynne the mo men.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:19


9:19 I made myself the servant of all - I acted with as self - denying a regard to their interest, and as much caution not to offend them, as if I had been literally their servant or slave. Where is the preacher of the gospel who treads in the same steps?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:19


1Co 9:19 For though I am free, etc. He shows why he used this self denial. In order that he might "gain souls", he was willing to become the servant of all, and to deny himself all things.

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