1 Corinthians 10:31
New International Version
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

New Living Translation
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

English Standard Version
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Berean Study Bible
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all things to the glory of God.

New American Standard Bible
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

King James Bible
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Christian Standard Bible
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

Contemporary English Version
When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God.

Good News Translation
Well, whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for God's glory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory.

International Standard Version
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

NET Bible
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

New Heart English Bible
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whether you eat therefore or drink, or if you do anything, you shall do everything for the glory of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God.

New American Standard 1977
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do everything for the glory of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.

American King James Version
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

American Standard Version
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever else you do, do all to the glory of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory.

English Revised Version
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Whether, then, you are eating or drinking, or whatever you are doing, let everything be done to the glory of God.

World English Bible
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Young's Literal Translation
Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;
Study Bible
All to God's Glory
30If I partake in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God. 32Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God,…
Cross References
Zechariah 14:21
Indeed, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD of Hosts, and all who sacrifice will come and take some pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of Hosts.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Treasury of Scripture

Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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1 Corinthians 7:34
There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

Deuteronomy 12:7,12,18
And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee…

Nehemiah 8:16-18
So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim…







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

whether
Εἴτε (Eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

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

or
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

drink
πίνετε (pinete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4095: To drink, imbibe. A prolonged form of pio, which poo occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe.

or
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

whatever
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

you do,
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

do
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

it all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

to the
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(31) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do.--These words embrace all life. The definite acts of eating and drinking are mentioned expressly as they are the subject immediately under consideration. They are, however, to be regulated by the same principle which guides all true life. The modern idea of some acts being religious and some secular is neither here nor elsewhere recognised by St. Paul. No act of life is in itself either religious or secular. The quality of each act depends on the spirit which guides it, and the motive from which it springs. The commonest thing may be done in a high Christian spirit. The greatest deed may spring from a low and selfish motive. A religious act done in a secular spirit is secular. A secular thing done in a religious spirit is religious. This is "the great first principle" of Christian life.

Verse 31. - All. There is much grandeur in the sweeping universality of the rule which implies that all life, and every act of life, may be consecrated by holy motives. To the glory of God. Not to the glorification either of your own breadth of mind or your over-scrupulosity of conscience, but "that God in all things may be glorified" (1 Peter 4:11). 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.
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