1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So let him who seems to himself to be safe go in fear of a fall.
- Basic English Bible

So that let him that thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.
- Webster's Bible

So then let him who thinks he is standing securely beware of falling.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn't fall.
- World English Bible

Therfor he that gessith hym, `that he stondith, se he, that he falle not.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that he who is thinking to stand -- let him observe, lest he fall.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:12


10:12 The common translation runs, Let him that thinketh he standeth; but the word translated thinketh, most certainly strengthens, rather than weakens, the sense.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:12


1Co 10:12 Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Presumption is the greatest of all dangers. He who realizes his danger will be on his guard. See the case of Peter's fall, for an illustration. The safe way is, conscious of weakness, not to dally with temptation.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • Felicia
    To Joe - We have right to do certain things which in themselves are not wrong as God has permitted, however we should consider others whose faith might be weak for that your liberty and we should not let what is lawful for us become a stumbling block for them. What we do should build them up and help them in their walk with the Lord. Hope that helps.
  • Joe
    I do not understand what vs 23 and 24 are saying. Would someone please explain?
  • Sheila
    Florence,
    How Paul followed laws and traditions were being brought into question. Paul indicated he was free; however, he wasn't going to use his freedom to indulge in anything
  • Gladys
    Everything belongs to the He's the only One to glorify
  • Florence Ntshoe
    I want to khow what does this scriptjre means 1 Corinthians means 6 v 12
  • BSP
    Paul wasn't seeking his own interests. He was worried about seeking the interests of other. He set fine example for us to imitate.

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