1 Corinthians 10:29
New International Version
I am referring to the other person's conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?

New Living Translation
It might not be a matter of conscience for you, but it is for the other person.) For why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks?

English Standard Version
I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience?

Berean Study Bible
the other one’s conscience, I mean, not your own. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else’s conscience?

Berean Literal Bible
and I am not saying your own conscience, but that of the other; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?

King James Bible
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

New King James Version
“Conscience,” I say, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty judged by another man’s conscience?

New American Standard Bible
Now by “conscience” I do not mean your own, but the other person’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?

NASB 1995
I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?

NASB 1977
I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?

Amplified Bible
and by conscience I mean for the sake of the other man’s, not yours. For why is my freedom [of choice] judged by another’s conscience [another’s ethics—another’s sense of right and wrong]?

Christian Standard Bible
I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person’s. For why is my freedom judged by another person’s conscience?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person's. For why is my freedom judged by another person's conscience?

American Standard Version
conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But conscience, I say, not your own, but his who told you; for, why is my liberty judged by the conscience of others?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Conscience, I say, not thy own, but the other's. For why is my liberty judged by another man's conscience ?

English Revised Version
conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

Good News Translation
that is, not your own conscience, but the other person's conscience. "Well, then," someone asks, "why should my freedom to act be limited by another person's conscience?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm not talking about your conscience but the other person's conscience. Why should my freedom be judged by someone else's conscience?

International Standard Version
I mean, of course, his conscience, not yours. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience?

Literal Standard Version
and conscience, I say, not of yourself, but of the other, for why [is it] that my liberty is judged by another’s conscience?

NET Bible
I do not mean yours but the other person's. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?

New Heart English Bible
Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

Weymouth New Testament
But now I mean his conscience, not your own. "Why, on what ground," you may object, "is the question of my liberty of action to be decided by a conscience not my own?

World English Bible
Conscience, I say, not your own, but the other's conscience. For why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

Young's Literal Translation
and conscience, I say, not of thyself, but of the other, for why is it that my liberty is judged by another's conscience?

Additional Translations ...
Context
All to God's Glory
28But if someone tells you, “This food was offered to idols,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience— 29 the other one’s conscience, I mean, not your own. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else’s conscience? 30If I partake in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?…

Cross References
Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed,

Romans 14:16
Do not allow what you consider good, then, to be spoken of as evil.

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free of obligation to anyone, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.


Treasury of Scripture

Conscience, I say, not your own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

not.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

1 Corinthians 8:9-13
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak…

Romans 14:15-21
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died…

why.

Romans 14:16
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

2 Corinthians 8:21
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.









(29) Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other.--In the previous verse there is nothing to indicate that the obligation not to eat the meat under such circumstances arises from a consideration of the tenderness of the other's conscience. Here any danger of mistake as to whose conscience is meant is removed. Of course (says St. Paul) I mean his conscience, not yours. For no other man's scruples are to bind my conscience. While the opinion or weakness of another is never to make my conscience waver from what it knows to be true, it may often be a reason for our sacrificing in act some personal indulgence.

Verse 29. - Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other. You may be well aware that you intend no sanction of idolatry, but if the other supposes that you do, you wound his conscience, which you have no right to do. Your own conscience has already decided for itself. For why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? These words explain why he said "conscience not thine own." The mere fact that another person thinks that we are doing wrong does not furnish the smallest proof that we are doing wrong. We stand or fall only to our own Master, and our consciences are free to form their own independent conclusion. Perhaps in this clause and the next verse we have an echo of the arguments used by the Corinthian "liberals," who objected to sacrifice themselves to the scruples of the weak. The independence of conscience is powerfully maintained in Romans 14:2-5.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

other [one’s]
ἑτέρου (heterou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

[ conscience ],
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

I mean,
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

not
οὐχὶ (ouchi)
Adverb
Strong's 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

your own.
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

why
ἵνα‿ (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

{should} my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

freedom
ἐλευθερία (eleutheria)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1657: Freedom, liberty, especially: a state of freedom from slavery. From eleutheros; freedom.

be determined
κρίνεται (krinetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

someone else’s
ἄλλης (allēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

conscience?
συνειδήσεως (syneidēseōs)
Noun - Genitive 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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