||For if I preach the Gospel, it is not glory for me. For an obligation has been laid upon me. And woe to me, if I do not preach the Gospel.
||For if I do this willingly, I have a reward. But if I do this reluctantly, a dispensation is granted to me.
||And what, then, would be my reward? So, when preaching the Gospel, I should give the Gospel without taking, so that I may not misuse my authority in the Gospel.
||For when I was a free man to all, I made myself the servant of all, so that I might gain all the more.
||And so, to the Jews, I became like a Jew, so that I might gain the Jews.
||To those who are under the law, I became as if I were under the law, (though I was not under the law) so that I might gain those who were under the law. To those who were without the law, I became as if I were without the law, (though I was not without the law of God, being in the law of Christ) so that I might gain those who were without the law.
||To the weak, I became weak, so that I might gain the weak. To all, I became all, so that I might save all.
||And I do everything for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may become its partner.