1 Corinthians 10:23
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New International Version
"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive.

New Living Translation
You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is beneficial.

English Standard Version
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.

Berean Study Bible
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible," but not everything is edifying.

Berean Literal Bible
"All things are lawful," but not all things are profitable; "All things are lawful," but not all edify.

New American Standard Bible
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.

King James Bible
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everything is permissible," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible," but not everything builds up.

International Standard Version
Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible, but not everything builds up.

NET Bible
"Everything is lawful," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is lawful," but not everything builds others up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything is legal to me, but not everything is advantageous. Everything is legal to me, but not everything edifies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Someone may say, "I'm allowed to do anything," but not everything is helpful. I'm allowed to do anything, but not everything encourages growth.

New American Standard 1977
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.

King James 2000 Bible
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

American King James Version
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

American Standard Version
All things are lawful; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful; but not all things edify.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.

Darby Bible Translation
All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.

English Revised Version
All things are lawful; but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful; but all things edify not.

Webster's Bible Translation
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Weymouth New Testament
Everything is allowable, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable, but everything does not build others up.

World English Bible
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.

Young's Literal Translation
All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:23-33 There were cases wherein Christians might eat what had been offered to idols, without sin. Such as when the flesh was sold in the market as common food, for the priest to whom it had been given. But a Christian must not merely consider what is lawful, but what is expedient, and to edify others. Christianity by no means forbids the common offices of kindness, or allows uncourteous behaviour to any, however they may differ from us in religious sentiments or practices. But this is not to be understood of religious festivals, partaking in idolatrous worship. According to this advice of the apostle, Christians should take care not to use their liberty to the hurt of others, or to their own reproach. In eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. This is the great end of all religion, and directs us where express rules are wanting. A holy, peaceable, and benevolent spirit, will disarm the greatest enemies.
Study Bible
All to God's Glory
22Are we trying to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He? 23“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is edifying. 24No one should seek his own good, but the good of others.…
Cross References
Romans 14:19
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 6:12
"Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be mastered by anything.
Treasury of Scripture

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

things are lawful. See on

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all …

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling …

Romans 14:15,20 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. …

edify.

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

1 Corinthians 14:3-5,12,17,26 But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification, and exhortation, …

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and …

Romans 15:1,2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before …

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that …

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

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