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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but God is faithfull, who wil not suffer you to bee tempted aboue that you are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may bee able to beare it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it.
- Basic English Bible

No temptation has taken you but such as is according to man's nature; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able [to bear], but will with the temptation make the issue also, so that [ye] should be able to bear [it].
- Darby Bible

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 what ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
- Webster's Bible

No temptation has you in its power but such as is common to human nature; and God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. But, when the temptation comes, He will also provide the way of escape; so that you may be able to bear it.
- Weymouth Bible

No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
- World English Bible

Temptacioun take `not you, but mannus temptacioun; for God is trewe, which schal not suffre you to be temptid aboue that that ye moun; but he schal make with temptacioun also purueyaunce, that ye moun suffre.
- Wycliffe Bible

No temptation hath taken you -- except human; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, but He will make, with the temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:13


10:13 Common to man - Or, as the Greek word imports, proportioned to human strength. God is faithful - In giving the help which he hath promised. And he will with the temptation - Provide for your deliverance.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:13


1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man. Perhaps the Corinthians thought their temptations were usually severe, but these were only what human nature is exposed to. But God [is] faithful. Will keep every promise, and hence will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able. Will give them strength and deliverance in every temptation if they trust in him. None who devoutly follow Christ, who pray constantly for strength, and trust God, will fall.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10:13

  • Satan the tempter,is not omnipotent,omniscient,or omniptesent. While he tempts or tries us daily in various ways never relenting. Thank GOD that he is on a leash! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Amen.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Sin is very enjoyable that is the reason we sin! We like it! But, when we get tired of it there is a way to escape,look for the exit. The bible is right.
  • I believe there is a significant difference in how God understands us and how we understand ourselves. The association of thinking we fully understand what we can or cannot bear as to temptation, personal tragedy or any other aspect of our lives that seems impossible to deal with, may be directly in contrast to how God sees it such as noted in Isaiah 55 as to his thoughts and ours . As we become more intimate with God we begin to better understand ourselves and where we stand in Christ.
  • To Tina, yes God will put more on you than you can bare, if you are not a Christian. If you are not a Christian, then it is entirely possible to have more than you can bare to be put on you. Even then God is waiting on the side lines for you to accept Jesus as your Savior, as way of escape.