21 to those without law, as without law, (not as without law to God, but as legitimately subject to Christ,) in order that I might gain [those] without law.

References for 1 Corinthians 9:21

    • i 9:21 - Anomos, 'without law'. This is important as showing the true force of the Greek word anomia employed elsewhere, as in 1John 3.4, 'sin is lawlessness,' not 'transgression of law.'
    • j 9:21 - Or, 'under law to Christ' (not under the law), i.e. rightfully, duly, subject to Him. I have said 'legitimately' to preserve the connection with law. See Acts 19.39, 'regular,' i.e. lawful and right.