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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

  • Mike njue for verse 12
    all these were written,for us not to do the same mistake
  • Love this verse... I use to not understand the bible because it is hard to. But, after you start to read it more and think about what you are reading it helps and you learn so much.
  • To say that God places burdens upon us is not what this verse is teaching. It is saying that when we are facing temptations and trails God has provided a way of escape from them. It is up to us to find that way of escape. We all have different temptations in life. Only you know what your temptations are and only YOU can find your way of escape from them. Along with this verse I would suggest that you also study: Rom. 1:24 I Thess. 3:5 2 Tim. 3:6.
  • Julia
    verse 2 shows us that the same way they were baptised under the cloud and in the sea is the same way we 've been baptised by immersion in the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus .The same way they did eat spiritual meat is the same way we are feeding on the Word of God which is our spiritual meat.The same way they drank of the water from the rock is the same way we drink from Christ the Living water,The same way God was not pleased with some of them is the same way He is not pleased with the way some of us are walking,most of us are still Lukewarm Christians and the same way they were thrown into the wilderness is the same way those that are Lukewarm,idolators,fornicators,murmurers among us shall remain in the wilderness which is the great tribulation at the time of rapture .so this scripture depicts the same way we are waiting on the Lord as it was an example for those of us living in the end times....it is important that we live a life worthy of His calling until the day we meet the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We need to take this scripture to heart, because this is why it is in the scriptures. It matters how we live our daily lives as Christians. God hates complainers. I would not really know that without reading the book of Numbers. In Daniel I learn that our heavenly Father is a great and dreadful God. His love is unbelievably great, but His wrath is terrible. He is a consuming fire. To the antinomians I say this. We strive to walk in the Spirit, confess sins as they occur, are saved by grace alone, and walk by grace alone. This does not mean because I walk with the Lord, that there is no effort involved. We work out what the Lord works in by His grace. So when the day is done, we see clearly that all our struggles were done in God and He gets the glory. But we have choices every day. We must choose God 's will. To do that we must be in God 's word daily. After all, Christianity is a daily relationship with God.
  • The scriptures do not teach that God tempts us. Let God be true but every man a liar. This scripture taken in context means if we are enticed by our own desires, and are led by them into sin, God will provide a way out for us. He does not want us to sin, but reassures us that when we do, there is forgiveness for us through his Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.. We have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?

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