1 Corinthians 10:15
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New International Version
I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

New Living Translation
You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true.

English Standard Version
I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

Berean Study Bible
I speak to reasonable people; judge for yourselves what I say.

Berean Literal Bible
I speak as to sensible ones; judge for yourselves what I say.

New American Standard Bible
I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.

King James Bible
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say.

International Standard Version
I am talking to sensible people. Apply what I am saying to yourselves.

NET Bible
I am speaking to thoughtful people. Consider what I say.

New Heart English Bible
I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I speak as to the wise. Judge whatever I say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm talking to intelligent people. Judge for yourselves what I'm saying.

New American Standard 1977
I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

King James 2000 Bible
I speak as to wise men; judge what I say.

American King James Version
I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

American Standard Version
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I speak as to wise men: judge ye yourselves what I say.

Darby Bible Translation
I speak as to intelligent [persons]: do ye judge what I say.

English Revised Version
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Webster's Bible Translation
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Weymouth New Testament
I speak as to men of sense: judge for yourselves of what I say.

World English Bible
I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.

Young's Literal Translation
as to wise men I speak -- judge ye what I say:
Study Bible
Flee from Idolatry
14Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak to reasonable people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
Treasury of Scripture

I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among …

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have …

1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray to God uncovered?

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

Job 34:2,3 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear to me, you that have knowledge…

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

(15) I speak as to wise men.--These words are not hypothetical; they imply the point of view from which the Apostle is now regarding his readers--viz., competent to recognise the force of his argument. Having warned them against any participation in idolatry, even such as would be involved in joining in the sacrificial feasts, as dangerous to themselves, he now proceeds to show that such a participation would be derogatory to, and incompatible with, their union with Christ. The identity and intimacy of that union is first established by a reference to the Holy Communion, in partaking of which both the unity of the Church and its union with Christ are vividly expressed.

Verses 15-22. - The inherent disgracefulness of any tampering with idolatry. Verse 15. - I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. An appeal to their own reason to confirm his argument (comp. 1 Corinthians 11:13), perhaps with a touch of irony in the first clause (1 Corinthians 4:10; 2 Corinthians 11:19). The word for "I say" is φημι, I affirm. I speak as to wise men,.... That is, what he was now going to say concerning the Lord's supper, and the communion which believers have with Christ in it, which they as Christians must have knowledge of; and concerning the participation of the altar the Israelites had, who ate of the sacrifices of it, which many of them, being Jews, as such must know; and therefore being fully persuaded of the propriety and pertinency of the instances he was about to produce, and of the justness of his reasoning upon them, he appeals to the Corinthians, as men of wisdom and understanding in these things, and makes them themselves judges thereof:

judge what I say; consider and weigh the matter well, and you will discern and judge that what I say is proper and pertinent, just and right. 15. Appeal to their own powers of judgment to weigh the force of the argument that follows: namely, that as the partaking of the Lord's Supper involves a partaking of the Lord Himself, and the partaking of the Jewish sacrificial meats involved a partaking of the altar of God, and, as the heathens sacrifice to devils, to partake of an idol feast is to have fellowship with devils. We cannot divest ourselves of the responsibility of "judging" for ourselves. The weakness of private judgment is not an argument against its use, but its abuse. We should the more take pains in searching the infallible word, with every aid within our reach, and above all with humble prayer for the Spirit's teaching (Ac 17:11). If Paul, an inspired apostle, not only permits, but urges, men to judge his sayings by Scripture, much more should the fallible ministers of the present visible Church do so.

To wise men—refers with a mixture of irony to the Corinthian boast of "wisdom" (1Co 4:10; 2Co 11:19). Here you have an opportunity of exercising your "wisdom" in judging "what I say."10:15-22 Did not the joining in the Lord's supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord's supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.
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