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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9

  • Ray321
    James 2:14-16 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body what doth it profit?
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We are not to do the works of world but. Works of the one that is above this evel world
  • Ray321
    We are commanded to not hinder the gospel of Christ. It's all about the cross of Calvary. 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. We must eat and drink the gospel of Christ that Paul wrote in 1 Corinth 15:1-4. THE GOSPEL
  • Bruce
    Ray: All that are Saved,are Sealed. We all have the same Promise, The same Spirit,The same Seal.We're all Important.One Cross,One Sacrifice. Whose Blood covers Forever, whosoever ask Forgiveness. Some might ask for Help or Save me or don't let me go to Hell. There's no Specific word or Prayer,He sees The Heart. The Spirit will Teach and Guide Us as We Study His Word. Ephesians 1:13, Revelation 1:5
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. Paul apostleship was seal by Jesus Christ. This is prove that Paul was important to Jesus. We must wake up and read his epistles. Paul also work harder then the rest of the Apostles. Is Jesus speak to us thru Paul's writings? We have to read and find out.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. I know the gospel that Apostle Paul wrote that Jesus gave him, I must follow and believe what it's means. Believing the gospel that was giving to Paul is Salvation thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinth 15:1-4 . Believe with all your heart PLUS NOTHING . AMEN

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