As a Jew
). He was a Jew and was not ashamed of it ( Acts 18:18
; Acts 21:26
). Not being myself under the law
(mh wn auto upo nomon
). He was emancipated from the law as a means of salvation, yet he knew how to speak to them because of his former beliefs and life with them ( Galatians 4:21
). He knew how to put the gospel to them without compromise and without offence.