1 Corinthians 9:19-27

19 For though I am 1free from all men, I have made myself 2a slave to all, so that I may 3win more.
20 4To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though 5not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;
21 to those who are 6without law, 7as without law, though not being without the law of God but 8under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.
22 To the 9weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become 10all things to all men, 11so that I may by all means save some.
23 I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.
24 12Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives 13the prize? 14Run in such a way that you may win.
25 Everyone who 15competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable 16wreath, but we an imperishable.
26 Therefore I 17run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not 18beating the air;
27 but I discipline 19my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Cross References 19

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 9:1
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 4:5; Galatians 5:13
  • 3. Matthew 18:15; 1 Peter 3:1
  • 4. Acts 16:3; Acts 21:23-26; Romans 11:14
  • 5. Galatians 2:19
  • 6. Romans 2:12, 14
  • 7. Galatians 2:3; Galatians 3:2
  • 8. 1 Corinthians 7:22; Galatians 6:2
  • 9. Romans 14:1; Romans 15:1; 2 Corinthians 11:29
  • 10. 1 Corinthians 10:33
  • 11. Romans 11:14
  • 12. 1 Corinthians 9:13
  • 13. Philippians 3:14; Colossians 2:18
  • 14. Galatians 2:2; 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1
  • 15. Ephesians 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:5; 2 Timothy 4:7
  • 16. 2 Timothy 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:11
  • 17. Galatians 2:2; 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1
  • 18. 1 Corinthians 14:9
  • 19. Romans 8:13

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