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

  • Patsy rambo
    verse 31 whatever you do ...do to glorify God.....not so much what you do but how you do it and the attitude you do it in and the reason behind it
  • 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!!
  • Satan the tempter,is not omnipotent,omniscient,or omniptesent. While he tempts or tries us daily in various ways never relenting. Thank GOD that he is on a leash! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Amen.
  • MockingBird
    No matter what I am tempted with to do and to say : I must STOP Think and make the choice that God has left me with in making a way to escape : I will say that from time to time I fail and allow my flesh to rule : I must learn to allow Holy Spirit to dictate to me instead of my flesh : It is hard to do but it can be done because God said it could through Him !!!! God is faithful to forgive me of my sin and to cleanse me when I confess to Him : Victory Ahead !!! I also Praise God for the choices I have made in some of those times of temptation that I choose to go with God !!! Sweet Peace and Blessing !!!

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