1 Corinthians 10:28

“But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man say vnto you, This is offered in sacrifice vnto idoles, eate not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake. The earth is the Lords, and the fulnesse thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if anyone says to you, "This is meat sacrificed to idols, do not eat {it,} for the sake of the one who informed {you,} and for conscience' sake;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man say unto you, This hath been offered in sacrifice, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if anyone says to you, This food has been used as an offering, do not take it, on account of him who said it, and on account of his sense of right and wrong:
- Basic English Bible

But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake;
- Darby Bible

But if any man shall say to you, This is offered in sacrifice to idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience' sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and its fullness:
- Webster's Bible

But if any one tells you, "This food has been offered in sacrifice;" abstain from eating it--out of respect for him who warned you, and, as before, for conscience' sake.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," don't eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for the sake of conscience. For "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness."
- World English Bible

But if ony man seith, This thing is offrid to idols, nyle ye ete, for hym that schewide, and for conscience; and Y seie not,
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one may say to you, `This is a thing sacrificed to an idol,' -- do not eat, because of that one who shewed [it], and of the conscience, for the Lord's [is] the earth and its fulness:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:28


10:28 For his sake that showed thee, and for conscience' sake - That is, for the sake of his weak conscience, lest it should be wounded.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:28


1Co 10:28 But if any man shall say unto you, etc. If some one points out that a part is from an idol's sacrifice, then it is not to be eaten; not because the food is sinful, but because the conscience of others might be offended.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • 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.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We will way fight against the flesh as along we in the world today.
  • Ray321
    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. We will all get tempted by the devil, but if we read the Word and obey God, we will escape the devils wrath. And don't forget to pray too.
  • BSP
    If we sincerely try to do Jehovah God's will, we do not have a breaking point as verse 13 brings out.

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