1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Paul Surrenders His Rights

19 For though I am b free from all men, c I have made myself a servant to all, d that I might win the more; 20 and e to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the 1 law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 f to g those who are without law, as without law h (not being without 2 law toward God, but under 3 law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; 22 i to the weak I became 4 as weak, that I might win the weak. j I have become all things to all men, k that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:1
    Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:5
    For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake.
    Galatians 5:13
    For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 18:15
    Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
    1 Peter 3:1
    Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 16:3
    Paul wanted to have him go on with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region, for they all knew that his father was Greek.
    Acts 21:23 - 26
    Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow.
    Romans 11:14
    If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.
  5. Cross References
    Galatians 2:3
    Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
    Galatians 3:2
    This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
  6. Cross References
    Romans 2:12
    For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law
    Romans 2:14
    For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 7:22
    For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord's freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ's slave.
    Galatians 6:2
    Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 14:1
    Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.
    Romans 15:1
    We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
    2 Corinthians 11:29
    Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 10:33
    Just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 11:14
    If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.
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