1 Corinthians 10:25
New International Version
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,

New Living Translation
So you may eat any meat that is sold in the marketplace without raising questions of conscience.

English Standard Version
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.

Berean Study Bible
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,

Berean Literal Bible
Eat everything being sold in the meat market, inquiring nothing on account of conscience,

King James Bible
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

New King James Version
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake;

New American Standard Bible
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions, for the sake of conscience;

NASB 1995
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake;

NASB 1977
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market, without asking questions for conscience’ sake;

Amplified Bible
[Regarding meat offered to idols:] Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking any questions for the sake of your conscience,

Christian Standard Bible
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, without raising questions for the sake of conscience,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience sake,

American Standard Version
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience'sake,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everything that is sold in the butcher's shop you may eat without inquiry because of conscience.

Contemporary English Version
However, when you buy meat in the market, go ahead and eat it. Keep your conscience clear by not asking where the meat came from.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat; asking no question for conscience' sake.

English Revised Version
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience sake;

Good News Translation
You are free to eat anything sold in the meat market, without asking any questions because of your conscience.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Eat anything that is sold in the market without letting your conscience trouble you.

International Standard Version
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question about it on the grounds of conscience,

Literal Standard Version
Eat whatever is sold in the meat-market, not inquiring, because of the conscience,

NET Bible
Eat anything that is sold in the marketplace without questions of conscience,

New Heart English Bible
Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,

Weymouth New Testament
Anything that is for sale in the meat market, eat, and ask no questions for conscience' sake;

World English Bible
Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,

Young's Literal Translation
Whatever in the meat-market is sold eat ye, not inquiring, because of the conscience,

Additional Translations ...
Context
All to God's Glory
24No one should seek his own good, but the good of others. 25Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”…

Cross References
Acts 10:15
The voice spoke to him a second time: "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

1 Corinthians 8:7
But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that they eat such food as if it were sacrificed to an idol. And since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.


Treasury of Scripture

Whatever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

sold.

Romans 14:14
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

1 Timothy 4:4
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

Titus 1:15
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

for.

1 Corinthians 10:27-29
If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake…

1 Corinthians 8:7
Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

Romans 13:5
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.









(25) Whatsoever is sold in the shambles.--Here is the practical application of the principle laid down. When a Christian sees meat exposed for sale in the public market let him buy it and eat it; he need not ask any question to satisfy his conscience on the subject. Some of the meat which had been used for sacrificial purposes was afterwards sold in the markets. The weaker Christians feared lest if they unconsciously bought and ate some of that meat they would become thereby defiled. The Apostle's view is that when once sent into the public market it becomes simply meat, and its previous use gives it no significance. You buy it as meat, and not as part of a sacrifice. Thus the advice here is not at variance with the previous argument in 1Corinthians 10:20-21. The act which is there condemned as a "partaking of the table of devils" is the eating of sacrificial meat at one of the feasts given in the court of the heathen temple, when the meat was avowedly and significantly a portion of the sacrifice. The words "for conscience sake" have been variously interpreted as meaning, (1) Enter into no inquiry, so that your conscience may not be troubled, as it would be if you learned that the meat had been used for sacrifice; or, (2) Ask no question, lest some weak person's conscience be defiled if they hear that it is sacrificial meat and yet see you eat it. This latter interpretation must be rejected, as the Apostle clearly points out in 1Corinthians 10:28 that he has been here speaking of the person's own conscience, and only there proceeds to speak of a brother's conscience.

Verse 25. - Whatsoever is sold. By this practical rule of common sense he protects the weak Christian from being daily worried by over scrupulosity. If a Christian merely bought his meat in the open market, no one could suspect him of meaning thereby to connive at or show favour to idolatry. It would, therefore, be needless for him to entertain fantastic scruples about a matter purely indifferent. The fact of its forming part of an idol offering made no intrinsic difference in the food. Shambles; rather food market. Asking no question for conscience sake. Do not trouble your conscience by scruples arising from needless investigation (ἀνακρίνων) about the food.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Eat
ἐσθίετε (esthiete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

anything
Πᾶν (Pan)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

sold
πωλούμενον (pōloumenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4453: To sell, exchange, barter. Probably ultimately from pelomai; to barter, i.e. To sell.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] meat market
μακέλλῳ (makellō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3111: A meat-market, marketplace. Of Latin origin; a butcher's stall, meat market or provision-shop.

without
μηδὲν (mēden)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

raising questions
ἀνακρίνοντες (anakrinontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 350: From ana and krino; properly, to scrutinize, i.e. investigate, interrogate, determine.

of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

conscience,
συνείδησιν (syneidēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4893: The conscience, a persisting notion. From a prolonged form of suneido; co-perception, i.e. Moral consciousness.


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