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

  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. To study God's Word is power, to have it in the heart is Jesus.
  • BSP
    Verse 24: We are not to seek our own advantage and only look out for our own interests, but we should look out for the interests of others and seek ways to benefit them.
  • Ray321
    Romans 7:18 18 For I know that in me that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me but how to perform that which is good I find not. Paul had one problem, that was the flesh. The new creature inside him was fight with the flesh. Thank God for the Holy Spirit inside us that are saved by believing thru Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ finished works.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We will way fight against the flesh as along we in the world today.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. We will all get tempted by the devil, but if we read the Word and obey God, we will escape the devils wrath. And don't forget to pray too.
  • BSP
    If we sincerely try to do Jehovah God's will, we do not have a breaking point as verse 13 brings out.

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