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 9:21

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