I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a
slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
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.
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.
22To the weak I became weak, to win the weak.
I have become all things to all men so that by all
possible means I might save some.
all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may
share in its blessings.
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
who competes in the games goes into strict training.
They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we
do it to get a crown that will last forever.
I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not
fight like a man beating the air.
beat my body and make it my slave so that after I
have preached to others, I myself will not be
disqualified for the prize.