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

  • Sandy
    I always say! You can Not run with the devil and walk with the Lord at the same time.
  • Sandy
    Live by Gods law! NOT man made laws! Man has twisted Gods laws so bad! God gave us free will but he also gave us a conscience. Like abortion and same sex marriage, for instance. We know they are wrong but man made laws says it's OK! Everyday that we breathe we have the chance to repent from our sins and get right with God. None of us know when our last breath will be. Any day could be your last chance to get right with God.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Brianna,Proverbs 26:7"Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful." If a friend wounds, using God's word, it is from love. Because you wrote,"does it look for the feelings of others." If they are not in the Truth, nothing is pure.
    1 Cor.10:23"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient.All things are lawful for me,but all things edify not."
  • Brianna for VS. 23, 24
    There is probably a law out there somewhere to permit a almost anything. However, is it advantageous? So, maybe we technically have the "right" to do something, but the Bible helps us to see in vs. 24 what we should keep in mind. Is it advantageous, does it build up, does it look for the feelings of others?
  • Brianna for verse 11
    Some people question why certain things were put into the Bible. This verse gives one of the answers. Basically, accounts and people in the Bible were examples, some were warnings specifically for us, as we draw ever closer to the time of the end.
  • Gladys
    it have help me to remember verses, and also brought joy to me, it a great help!!

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