|New International Version (©2011)|
Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--
New Living Translation (©2007)
Don't give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.
English Standard Version (©2001)
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God;
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God,
International Standard Version (©2012)
Don't become a stumbling block to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God,
NET Bible (©2006)
Do not give offense to Jews or Greeks or to the church of God,
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
Be without violation to the Jews and to the Aramaeans and to the Church of God,
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Don't cause others to stumble, whether they are Jewish, Greek, or members of God's church.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
American King James Version
Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
American Standard Version
Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:
Be without offence to the Jews, and to the Gentiles, and to the church of God:
Darby Bible Translation
Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.
English Revised Version
Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:
Webster's Bible Translation
Give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Weymouth New Testament
Do not be causes of stumbling either to Jews or to Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.
World English Bible
Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;
Young's Literal Translation
become offenceless, both to Jews and Greeks, and to the assembly of God;
|Matthew Henry's Concise 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.
Verse 32. - Give none offence. Of course St. Paul means "give no offence in unimportant, indifferent matters" (comp. Romans 14:13). "Offence" means "occasion of stumbling." The word only occurs in Acts 24:16; Philippians 1:16. Nor to the Gentiles; rather, nor to the Greeks.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Give none offence,.... Avoid everything that may be the occasion of offence, of the stumbling and falling of others; whether things indifferent, when they are offensive to weak minds, and grieve, and wound, and stumble them; especially things sinful, which as they offend God, and are therefore called "offences", so they are offensive to the churches of Christ, and are cognizable by them; they are staggering and stumbling to weak believers, when committed by professors of religion; are the means of inducing others to sin, and of hardening profane sinners in their iniquities, and give occasion to the enemy to blaspheme: but things that are good, and are made our incumbent duty, are not to be avoided, though persons may be offended thereat; such as the pure preaching of the Gospel, the profession of it, and submission to the ordinances thereof; for an offence is either taken or given; to give offence is one thing, which we should carefully avoid; and to take it, when there is no just reason for it, is another, and not to be regarded:
neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God; which may be considered as having a peculiar respect to the people of God: the two first of these, namely, Jews and Gentiles, being what constituted the first churches, and this at Corinth, so that they may be thought to be the parts, and the church the whole; and the apostle first mentions the one, and then the other, signifying, that they were not to give offence neither to single persons, nor to the whole church; and particularly in the case of eating things offered to idols, care was to be taken that neither Jews nor Gentiles were offended, being both members of the church. Or these may be considered as including all sorts of persons; for Jews and Gentiles include the whole world, and may here mean all that are without, that have no true faith in Christ, nor any spiritual knowledge of him; and "the church", all such as know him, believe in him, and profess his name: so that the apostle's sense is, that care should be taken that no offence be given to any sort of men, neither to the men of the world, of whatsoever character, nor to professors of religion, and more especially the latter; since offending one of the least of them that believe in Christ, is displeasing to him; and since he was so careful to guard against the offence of them, and will, by his angels, at the last day, gather out of his kingdom all such as offend; and has ordered his churches to mark them which cause offences and divisions; and since it is so hard a thing to reconcile an offended brother, who is harder to be won than a strong castle; though that is not his excellency, yet as it makes the case so difficult, it should be guarded against.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
32. Give none offence—in things indifferent (1Co 8:13; Ro 14:13; 2Co 6:3); for in all essential things affecting Christian doctrine and practice, even in the smallest detail, we must not swerve from principle, whatever offense may be the result (1Co 1:23). Giving offense is unnecessary, if our own spirit cause it; necessary, if it be caused by the truth.
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Do All to the God's Glory
…31Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ--their Lord and ours:
1 Corinthians 7:17
Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.
1 Corinthians 11:22
Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.
as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews