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

  • 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.
  • Maurice R
    I Thank U Lord For This Comment To follow the Lord without the Holy Spirit is impossible, there for we must go to church and worship him and be fill with the Holy Spirit. Then we can do all things in the Glory of God. Glory be to Jesus. Whatever I do : I must be sure that it will give Glory to my God. I am to follow the example that Jesus left me to walk so as to please my Father and that He may be able to say unto me : Well done thou good and faithful servant. Jesus did all things for God 's glory, never forgetting that he represented and reflected the God whom He loved. We too want to imitate Jesus example. It doesn t matter what you are doing whether eating drinking or doing anything else but make sure you are doing it to the Glory of God
  • Saraha
    In all things we should eg eating drinking we should give glory to our lord Jesus christ.
  • Debra
    Where located are verse's representing all the "different meats and plants" that are healthy for our bodies as long as we give thanks to Our Lord??
  • Stanley Sandeep
    In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul says that whatever we do for this body, its fruit would be limited i.e. only until we live i this world. But, when we do it for the Glory of God, it gives fruit not only for this life, but also the greatest gift which is unlimited when we enter into the eternal life.
  • Geraldine cole
    I believe this is another mighty word of Jesus the Christ and if we do it we will reap a great reward.let us remember these are the days of sorrow as we study the word lets study Deut. 31 v13 t0 18 this is another great chapter read it and it will be a blessing to u Amen

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