1 Corinthians 10:32

“Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue none offence, neither to the Iewes, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give no cause of trouble to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God.
- Basic English Bible

Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.
- Darby Bible

Give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
- Webster's Bible

Do not be causes of stumbling either to Jews or to Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.
- Weymouth Bible

Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;
- World English Bible

Be ye with outen sclaundre to Jewis, and to hethene men, and to the chirche of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:32


10:32 Give no offence - If, and as far as, it is possible.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:32


1Co 10:32 Give none offence. The rule just given implies this. Do nothing that would produce a scandal, or arouse prejudice, whether they be Jews, or Gentiles, or brethren.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10:32

  • I believe paul is saying that we should do our best to avoid offending people in general. Although when Paul would preach Jesus people would be offended because they believed in Moses. Only when it is absolutely necessary you must stand for truth. But if not it is better to avoid offending so that they might listen to you and hear the word that will save there souls.
  • I don't think that God is classifying people in this passage, actually just the opposite. I think that God is telling us that we should try not to offend anyone or pass judgement on anyone no matter if they are Jewish, Gentiles, or Christians. It is not our place to make judgement, as that is reserved for God. We are to just lead our lives to the best of our ability in the way that God would have us live. As is said in previous verses of this chapter, God will not give us any trials that He knows that we are not able to handle, and we are all of one body as long as we all partake in His word.
  • Samnawanta for verse 32
    The Fountain of God is flowing.
  • God's classification of people. Which classification are you?

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