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

  • BSP
    Verse 3: If a person truly loves God, by obeying his commandments, this one is truly known and acknowledged by God.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. I want to thank the Father for the Holy Spirit that lives inside me and guiding me when I read the Bible. I also pray that I don't hurt anybody by word of wisdom of myself, for I know it will go against Christ. Peace
  • A disciple
    Just because someone points out something [that's true] doesn't make him unloving or impatient! If I didn't care about the well being and spiritual safety of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, I wouldn't say anything! The more we mature in the Lord, the more we should be able to discern right and wrong spirits, and the faster will the alarms go off when something false or evil is near. Peace!
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. sometimes we need to have patience and listen to God's word, rather then do something to offend a brother or sister in Christ. Not everyone is going to know the whole Bible, therefore we must have patience with others with Love. The Holy Spirit will guide us in truth. Amen
  • 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

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