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1 Corinthians 9:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Do I say these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Do I speak these things as a man, or does not the law also say these things?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Is it, after the manner of men, that these things I am saying? Or doth not, even the law, the same things, say?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— According to man do I speak these things? or doth not also the law say these things?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also say; these things?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Say I these things as a man? or saith not the Law the same also?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Do I as a man speak these things? Behold, the law also saith these things.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Is it as a man, I say these things? Behold, the law also saith them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Say x2980
(2980) Complement
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
I y2980
[2980] Standard
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
these things 5023
{5023} Prime
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
as 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
y3361
[3361] Standard
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
a man? 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
saith 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3780
{3780} Prime
οὐχί
ouchi
{oo-khee'}
Intensive of G3756; not indeed.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
law 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
the x5023
(5023) Complement
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
same y5023
[5023] Standard
ταῦτα
tauta
{tow'-tah}
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
also? 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 9:8

_ _ as a man — I speak thus not merely according to human judgment, but with the sanction of the divine law also.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 9:3-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 9:8

(6) Say I these things (h) as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

(6) Secondly, he brings forth the authority of God's institution by an argument of comparison.

(h) Have I not better ground than the common custom of men?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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.
1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

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.
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