1 Corinthians 9:22

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To the weake became I as weake, that I might gaine the weake: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all meanes saue some.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

Y am maad sijk to sike men, to wynne sike men; to alle men Y am maad alle thingis, to make alle men saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:22


9:22 I became as weak - As if I had been scrupulous too. I became all things to all men - Accommodating myself to all, so far as I could consistent with truth and sincerity.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:22


1Co 9:22 To the weak became I as weak. Adapted himself to their weakness as he had directed the "strong" (1Co 4:10) at Corinth to do. I am made all things to all [men], etc. While steadfastly keeping Christ's law he adapted himself to all men in the hope of gaining them.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9:22

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