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

  • 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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