1 Corinthians 9

sister

a wife who is a sister.

carnel

i.e. things for the body.

without

The expression is peculiar and might be literally rendered, " not lawless toward God, but inlawed to Christ." See "Law (of Christ)," Galatians 6:2; 2 John 1:5. It is another way of saying, "not under the law, but under the rule of grace." Romans 6:14.

save

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

race

race-course.

castaway

(Greek - , "disapproved)." Dokimos, without the private a, is translated "approved" in Romans 14:18; 16:10; 1 Corinthians 11:19; 2 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:12, by the word "tried." The prefix simply changes the word to a negative, i.e. not approved, or, disapproved. The apostle is writing of service, not of salvation. He is not expressing fear that he may fail of salvation but of his crown. See "Rewards" ; Daniel 12:3; 1 Corinthians 3:14.

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