For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord?
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Matthew 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister...
John 13:14,15 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet...
Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.
2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
1 Corinthians 9:20-22 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...
1 Corinthians 7:16 For what know you, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how know you, O man, whether you shall save your wife?
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.
Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you...
Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...
James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him...
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...
ContextPaul a Servant to All
19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more. 20And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 21To 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. 22To 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. 23And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
For whereas I was free as to all, I made myself the servant of all, that I might gain the more.
Darby Bible Translation
For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most possible.
King James Bible
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
Young's Literal Translation
for being free from all men, to all men I made myself servant, that the more I might gain;