1 Corinthians 10:23
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"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.

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.

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

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All things are lawful for me - I may lawfully eat all kinds of food, but all are not expedient; ου παντα συμφερει· It would not be becoming in me to eat of all, because I should by this offend and grieve many weak minds. See the notes on 1 Corinthians 6:12, etc.

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

1 Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.

Romans 14:15,20 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died...

edify.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

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

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Romans 15:1,2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves...

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

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 questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

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Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Doing Glory to God in Pursuits of the World.
"Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."--1 Cor. x. 31. When persons are convinced that life is short, that it is unequal to any great purpose, that it does not display adequately, or bring to perfection the true Christian, when they feel that the next life is all in all, and that eternity is the only subject that really can claim or can fill their thoughts, then they are apt to undervalue this life altogether, and to forget its real importance.
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

But, as I had Begun to Say, Whether the Fruit an Hundred-Fold be virginity...
47. But, as I had begun to say, whether the fruit an hundred-fold be virginity dedicated to God, or whether we are to understand that interval of fruitfulness in some other way, either such as we have made mention of, or such as we have not made mention of; yet no one, as I suppose, will have dared to prefer virginity to martyrdom, and no one will have doubted that this latter gift is hidden, if trial to test it be wanting. A virgin, therefore, hath a subject for thought, such as may be of profit
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Here Peradventure Some Man May Say, "If it was Bodily Work that the Apostle...
14. Here peradventure some man may say, "If it was bodily work that the Apostle wrought, whereby to sustain this life, what was that same work, and when did he find time for it, both to work and to preach the Gospel?" To whom I answer: Suppose I do not know; nevertheless that he did bodily work, and thereby lived in the flesh, and did not use the power which the Lord had given to the Apostles, that preaching the Gospel he should live by the Gospel, those things above-said do without all doubt bear
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Romans 14:19
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

1 Corinthians 6:12
"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.

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