1 Corinthians 6:12
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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 I will not be mastered by anything.

New Living Translation
You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything," I must not become a slave to anything.

English Standard Version
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.

Berean Study Bible
"Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be mastered by anything.

Berean Literal Bible
"All things are lawful to me," but not all things do profit. "All things are lawful to me," but I will not be mastered by anything.

New American Standard Bible
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

King James Bible
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be brought under the control of anything. "

International Standard Version
Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not allow anything to control me.

NET Bible
"All things are lawful for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "All things are lawful for me"--but I will not be controlled by anything.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything is legal for me, but not everything is useful for me. Everything is legal for me, but no man will have dominion over me.

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 I won't allow anything to gain control over my life.

New American Standard 1977
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

King James 2000 Bible
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

American King James Version
All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

American Standard Version
All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Darby Bible Translation
All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

English Revised Version
All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Webster's Bible Translation
All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Weymouth New Testament
Everything is allowable to me, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable to me, but to nothing will I become a slave.

World English Bible
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything.

Young's Literal Translation
All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful to me, but I -- I will not be under authority by any;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:12-20 Some among the Corinthians seem to have been ready to say, All things are lawful for me. This dangerous conceit St. Paul opposes. There is a liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, in which we must stand fast. But surely a Christian would never put himself into the power of any bodily appetite. The body is for the Lord; is to be an instrument of righteousness to holiness, therefore is never to be made an instrument of sin. It is an honour to the body, that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead; and it will be an honour to our bodies, that they will be raised. The hope of a resurrection to glory, should keep Christians from dishonouring their bodies by fleshly lusts. And if the soul be united to Christ by faith, the whole man is become a member of his spiritual body. Other vices may be conquered in fight; that here cautioned against, only by flight. And vast multitudes are cut off by this vice in its various forms and consequences. Its effects fall not only directly upon the body, but often upon the mind. Our bodies have been redeemed from deserved condemnation and hopeless slavery by the atoning sacrifice of Christ. We are to be clean, as vessels fitted for our Master's use. Being united to Christ as one spirit, and bought with a price of unspeakable value, the believer should consider himself as wholly the Lord's, by the strongest ties. May we make it our business, to the latest day and hour of our lives, to glorify God with our bodies, and with our spirits which are his.
Study Bible
Members of Christ
11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 12“Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be mastered by anything. 13“Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will destroy them both. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.…
Cross References
John 5:10
so the Jews said to the man who was healed, "This is the Sabbath! It is unlawful for you to carry your mat."

1 Corinthians 10:23
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible," but not everything is edifying.
Treasury of Scripture

All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

things are lawful.

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all …

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing …

are not.

1 Corinthians 8:4,7-13 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered …

1 Corinthians 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? …

1 Corinthians 10:24-33 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth…

Romans 14:15-23 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. …

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample …

but I.

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that …

Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Hebrews 12:15,16 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …

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