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 10:23

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