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

  • A disciple
    "And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;" This is such an interesting part: to think about the man Moses, and how great he was in God's sight; the meekest of all men on the earth; and one to whom God spoke face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Thinking about the great high calling of being a people closer to God than any others in the world; to bring Jesus to all!
  • Irene123
    Vs. 31-33; " ..... do ALL to the Glory of God." " ..... that they may be saved."
  • Lu2677
    1 Corinthians 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." Bruce, For you to say my question was a "little bit ambiguous" did not edify. After all, I said "In light of" if something is brought into the "light" with hope that it will edify (offering knowledge) someone; I would think it not "ambiguous."
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 10:3 AND DID ALL EAT THE SAME SPIRITUAL MEAT 10:4 AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST GALATIANS 6:8 FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP EVERLASTING LIFE
  • A disciple
    "For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing." Did you know, that the Classical World of the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East, were almost all Christian, before the evil coming of Islam? And did you know the sword of Islam caused the Dark Ages?
  • A disciple
    "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." Temptations will cease when we're ten minutes dead. Until then we have all grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Spirit in our hearts, to stand firm and not sin. All the promises are to the Overcomers and that's what we intend to be, by God's mercy and power, that works mightily in us in Jesus' Name! Amen Praise JAH!

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