1 Corinthians 8:13

“Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore if meate make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, if food is a cause of trouble to my brother, I will give up taking meat for ever, so that I may not be a cause of trouble to my brother.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore if meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to my brother.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, if food maketh my brother to fall into sin, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to fall into sin.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore if what I eat causes my brother to fall, never again to the end of my days will I touch any kind of animal food, for fear I should cause my brother to fall.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause my brother to stumble.
- World English Bible

Wherfor if mete sclaundrith my brother, Y schal neuere ete fleisch, lest Y sclaundre my brothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, if victuals cause my brother to stumble, I may eat no flesh -- to the age -- that my brother I may not cause to stumble.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:13


8:13 If meat - Of any kind. Who will follow this example? What preacher or private Christian will abstain from any thing lawful in itself, when it offends a weak brother?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:13


1Co 8:13 Wherefore, if food maketh my brother to offend. To stumble and fall. Love, in this case, would demand that the meat be given up. The principle applies to many things. Some Christians can, perhaps, go to the theater, or dance, or attend the fairs of our day, where the races are the great feature, or even drink wine or beer, without falling. Others cannot. Yet the example of the strong will lead the weak to engage in them, and hence that example will lead them to spiritual death. The Christian principle, the rule of love, is, "If eating meat, or going to the theater, or going to a ball, or attending the fair, or drinking wine or beer, causeth my brother to offend, I will not do these things while the world standeth".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 8:5 FOR THOUGH THERE BE THAT ARE CALLED GODS WHETHER IN HEAVEN OR IN EARTH AS THERE BE GODS MANY AND LORDS MANY ***8:6 BUT TO US THERE IS BUT --- ONE GOD THE FATHER --- OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND --- ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST --- BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM
  • Iwueke christian
    We have only one God and Lord Jesus Christ in whom we consist. we Live in Him. Therefore We do not Live for Our selves but for Him and others. So that Christ will be lord to all. I will Not do what will offend my brother to sin. Be it meat or my action or gain. Philpians 3:7-9
  • AnnyMae
    5,6 helps us to see that although there are many who are viewed​ as Gods there is only one true God. That one God is Jehovah, who is the creator of everything. The creator of all things is the one who should receive our worship.
  • Angie
    When we read and study the Bible it deepens our appreciation for Jehovah’s endearing ways, causing us to love him even more. And when our love for God grows, his love for us intensifies.
  • Steve morrow
    TEACH US JESUS TEACH US ---- 1 Corinthians 8:6 but to us there is but one GOD THE FATHER of whom are all things and we in HIM and one LORD JESUS CHRIST by whom are all things and we by HIM******* 1 Corinthians 15:28 AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM THEN SHALL THE SON ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL
  • Irene123
    God is one, not three. God is the Father in creation, God is Jesus in Salvation, God is the Holy Ghost (spirit), God's name is Jesus. His name shall be called Emmanuel (God with us); His name shall be called Jesus (Jehovah, the Lord our Savior). Matt. 28:19, "... baptizing them in the NAME of ... "; Acts 2:37-38 -- " ... be baptized everyone of you in the NAME of Jesus Christ ... "

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