New Living Translation
Am I expressing merely a human opinion, or does the law say the same thing?
King James Bible
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
Darby Bible Translation
Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?
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?
1 Corinthians 9:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:8 Do I speak as a man - Barely on the authority of human reason? Does not God also say, in effect, the same thing? The ox that treadeth out the corn - This was the custom in Judea, and many eastern nations. In several of them it is retained still. And at this day, horses tread out the corn in some parts of Germany.
LibraryThe Heavenly Race
And now, in entering upon the text, I shall have to notice what it is we are to run for: "So run that ye may obtain;" secondly, the mode of running, to which we must attend--"So run that ye may obtain;" and then I shall give a few practical exhortations to stir those onward in the heavenly race who are flagging and negligent, in order that they may at last "obtain." I. In the first place, then, WHAT IS IT THAT WE OUGHT TO SEEK TO OBTAIN? Some people think they must be religious, in order to be respectable. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Bunyan -- the Heavenly Footman
Against Vain Judgments of Men
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning.
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