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

  • Wayne
    Romans 8:23, Christians are not to walk after the flesh but are to mortify the deeds of the body by the Spirit. Christ came to give us power over the flesh and all sin. If one is a Christian, one must take all sinful things to Jesus to b eradicated. Christ can remove all sin, 1 John 1st chapter. "And cleanse us from all unrighteousness". "Cleanses us from ALL sin". 2nd chap Walk as He walked.
  • A disciple
    "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness...but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;" What are the things most common to us, that make us grieved with ourselves and not well pleasing to God? We know from this and other Scriptures that God keeps us from sinning according to how we walk in our integrity.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
  • 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.

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