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,)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For though there bee that are called gods, whether in heauen or in earth (as there be gods many, and lords many:)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For though there are those who have the name of gods, in heaven or on earth, as there are a number of gods and a number of lords,
- Basic English Bible

For and if indeed there are [those] called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many,)
- Darby Bible

For though there are that are called gods, whether in heaven or upon earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many)
- Webster's Bible

For if so-called gods do exist, either in Heaven or on earth--and in fact there are many such gods and many such lords--
- Weymouth Bible

For though there are things that are called "gods," whether in the heavens or on earth; as there are many "gods" and many "lords;"
- World English Bible

For thouy ther ben summe that ben seid goddis, ethir in heuene, ether in erthe, as ther ben many goddis, and many lordis;
- Wycliffe Bible

for even if there are those called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon earth -- as there are gods many and lords many --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:5


8:5 For though there be that are called gods - By the heathens both celestial, (as they style them,) terrestrial, and infernal deities.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:5


1Co 8:5 Though there be that are called gods. The heathen world worshiped many false gods.

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