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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8

  • Steve morrow
    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 ****LUKE 10:21 IN THAT HOUR JESUS REJOICED IN SPIRIT AND SAID I THANK THEE O FATHER LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT THOU HAST HID THESE THINGS FROM THE WISE AND PRUDENT AND HAST REVEALED THEM UNTO BABES .....
  • 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

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