1 Corinthians 9:22

22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

1 Corinthians 9:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 To 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.
ESV
22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
NLT
22 When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.
MSG
22 the defeated, the demoralized - whoever. I didn't take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ - but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I've become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life.
CSB
22 To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.

1 Corinthians 9:22 In-Context

20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.
21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Romans 14:1; S 1 Corinthians 2:3
  • 2. 1 Corinthians 10:33
  • 3. S Romans 11:14
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