1 Corinthians 9:8
New International Version
Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing?

New Living Translation
Am I expressing merely a human opinion, or does the law say the same thing?

English Standard Version
Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?

Berean Study Bible
Do I say this from a human perspective? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing?

Berean Literal Bible
Do I speak these things according to man? Or does the Law not also say these things?

King James Bible
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

New King James Version
Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also?

New American Standard Bible
I am not just asserting these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does the Law not say these things as well?

NASB 1995
I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?

NASB 1977
I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?

Amplified Bible
Do I say these things only from a man’s perspective? Does the Law not endorse the same principles?

Christian Standard Bible
Am I saying this from a human perspective? Doesn’t the law also say the same thing?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Am I saying this from a human perspective? Doesn’t the law also say the same thing?

American Standard Version
Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I say these things as a man. Behold, The Written Law also says these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also say these things?

English Revised Version
Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?

Good News Translation
I don't have to limit myself to these everyday examples, because the Law says the same thing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Am I merely stating some human rule? Don't Moses' Teachings say the same thing?

International Standard Version
I am not saying this on human authority, am I? The Law says the same thing, doesn't it?

Literal Standard Version
Do I speak these things according to man? Or does the Law not also say these things?

NET Bible
Am I saying these things only on the basis of common sense, or does the law not say this as well?

New Heart English Bible
Do I say these things according to human authority? Or does not the Law also say the same thing?

Weymouth New Testament
Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?

World English Bible
Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing?

Young's Literal Translation
According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rights of an Apostle
7Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk? 8 Do I say this from a human perspective? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?…

Cross References
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.

Galatians 1:11
For I certify to you, brothers, that the gospel I preached was not devised by man.


Treasury of Scripture

Say I these things as a man? or said not the law the same also?

as.

1 Corinthians 7:40
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

Romans 6:19
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

or.

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Romans 3:31
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.









(8) Say I these thing as a man?--He proceeds to show that his appeal is not to a human principle, but to the recognition by men of a principle which is itself divine. The divinely given Law also says these things.

Verse 8. - Say I these things as a man? Am I relying exclusively on mere human analogies? The same phrase occurs in Romans 3:5; Galatians 3:13. Saith not the Law. The verbs used for "say" (λαλῶ) and "saith" (λέγει) are different: "Do I speak [general word] these things as a man? or saith [a more dignified word] not the Law," etc.?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Do I say
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

this
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

from a human perspective?
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Doesn’t
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

[the] Law
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

say
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

the same thing?
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.


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