1 Corinthians 9:21

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To them that are without Law, as without Law (being not without Law to God, but vnder the Law to Christ,) that I might gaine them that are without Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

as Y were vndur the lawe, whanne Y was not vndur the lawe, to wynne hem that weren vndur the lawe; to hem that weren with out lawe, as Y were with out lawe, whanne Y was not with out the lawe of God, but Y was in the lawe of Crist, to wynne hem that weren with out lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:21


9:21 To them that are without the law - The heathens. As without the law - Neglecting its ceremonies. Being not without the law to God - But as much as ever under its moral precepts. Under the law to Christ - And in this sense all Christians will be under the law for ever.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:21


1Co 9:21 To them that ate without law, as without law. To such, though in the sight of God keeping His law, he came not as an enforcer of the law of Moses. He spoke to Gentiles from a Gentile standpoint, as at Athens (Acts 17:22-31).

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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