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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All things are lawfull for me, but all things are not expedient: All things are lawfull for mee, but all things edifie not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are free to do all things, but there are things which it is not wise to do. We are free to do all things, but not all things are for the common good.
- Basic English Bible

All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.
- Darby Bible

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
- Webster's Bible

Everything is allowable, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable, but everything does not build others up.
- Weymouth Bible

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.
- World English Bible

Alle thingis ben leeueful to me, but not alle thingis edifien.
- Wycliffe Bible

All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:23


10:23 Supposing this were lawful in itself, yet it is not expedient, it is not edifying to my neighbour.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:23


1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me. All meats are especially referred to. See PNT "1Co 6:12". But all things are not expedient. But things that are lawful, i.e., not sinful in themselves, are often not expedient.

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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