1 Corinthians 10:33
New International Version
even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

New Living Translation
I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.

English Standard Version
just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

Berean Study Bible
as I also try to please everyone in all I do. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, that they may be saved.

Berean Literal Bible
as I also please all in all things, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.

King James Bible
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

New King James Version
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

New American Standard Bible
just as I also please everyone in all things, not seeking my own benefit but the benefit of the many, so that they may be saved.

NASB 1995
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

NASB 1977
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Amplified Bible
just as I please everyone in all things [as much as possible adapting myself to the interests of others], not seeking my own benefit but that of the many, so that they [will be open to the message of salvation and] may be saved.

Christian Standard Bible
just as I also try to please everyone in everything, not seeking my own benefit, but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
just as I also try to please all people in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, so that they may be saved.

American Standard Version
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As I also please everyone in everything and seek not my own advantage, but whatever is advantageous for the many, that they may have life.

Contemporary English Version
I always try to please others instead of myself, in the hope that many of them will be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As I also in all things please all men, not seeking that which is profitable to myself, but to many, that may be saved.

English Revised Version
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Good News Translation
Just do as I do; I try to please everyone in all that I do, not thinking of my own good, but of the good of all, so that they might be saved.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I try to please everyone in every way. I don't think about what would be good for me but about what would be good for many people so that they might be saved.

International Standard Version
just as I myself try to please everybody in every way. I don't look out for my own benefit, but rather for the benefit of many people, so that they might be saved.

Literal Standard Version
as I also please all in all things, not seeking my own profit, but that of many—that they may be saved.

NET Bible
just as I also try to please everyone in all things. I do not seek my own benefit, but the benefit of many, so that they may be saved.

New Heart English Bible
even as I also please all people in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
That is the way that I also seek in everything the approval of all men, not aiming at my own profit, but at that of the many, in the hope that they may be saved.

World English Bible
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

Young's Literal Translation
as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.

Additional Translations ...
Context
All to God's Glory
32Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God— 33as I also try to please everyone in all I do. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, that they may be saved.

Cross References
Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 9:22
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 10:24
No one should seek his own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 13:5
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.


Treasury of Scripture

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 10:24
Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

See on ch.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more…

Romans 15:2,3
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification…

2 Corinthians 11:28,29
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches…









(33) Even as I please all men . . .--Better, even as I in all things am seeking to please all men, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many--i.e., the whole great mass of men, and not, as the English seems to imply, merely "a great number." This is the same idea as "I am made all things to all men." (See 1Corinthians 9:22.)

With the last verse of this chapter we must connect the first verse of 1 Corinthians 11, "Become imitators of me, even as I am of Christ." This is the completion of the exhortation. The Apostle refers to his own example, but only to lead his readers up to Christ as the great example of One "who pleased not Himself" (Romans 15:3). His own example is valuable inasmuch as it is the example of one who is striving to conform to the image of his Lord. With the mention of the holiest Example and the most sacred Name, the whole of this argument and exhortation reaches its natural climax and conclusion.

Verse 33. - That they may be saved. All the sympathy, tolerance, forbearance, which I try to practise has this one supreme object.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
just as I
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

[try to] please
ἀρέσκω (areskō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 700: To please, with the idea of willing service rendered to others; hence almost: I serve. Probably from airo; to be agreeable.

everyone
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

in all [I do].
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

[For] I am not seeking
ζητῶν (zētōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

my [own]
ἐμαυτοῦ (emautou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1683: Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself so likewise the dative case emautoi em-ow-to', and accusative case emauton em-ow-ton'.

good,
σύμφορον (symphoron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4851: From sun and phero; to bear together, i.e. to collect, or to conduce; especially advantage.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

[the good]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of many,
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

they may be saved.
σωθῶσιν (sōthōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.


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