1 Corinthians 9:8

“Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Say I these things as a man? or saith not the Law the same also?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Am I talking as a man? does not the law say the same?
- Basic English Bible

Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?
- Darby Bible

Do I say these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
- Webster's Bible

Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?
- Weymouth Bible

Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing?
- World English Bible

Whether aftir man Y sey these thingis? whether also the lawe seith not these thingis?
- Wycliffe Bible

According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:8


9:8 Do I speak as a man - Barely on the authority of human reason? Does not God also say, in effect, the same thing? The ox that treadeth out the corn - This was the custom in Judea, and many eastern nations. In several of them it is retained still. And at this day, horses tread out the corn in some parts of Germany.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 9:8


1Co 9:8 Say I these things as a man? Human affairs teach our right to be sustained. Saith not the law the same also? But the law of Moses teaches the same lesson.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 9:8

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