New American Standard Bible
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
King James Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
Darby Bible Translation
Let not then your good be evil spoken of;
World English Bible
Then don't let your good be slandered,
Young's Literal Translation
Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let not then your good ... - That which you esteem to be right, and which may be right in itself. You are not bound by the ceremonial law. You are free from the yoke of bondage This freedom you esteem to be a good - a favor - a high privilege. And so it is; but you should not make such a use of it as to do injury to others.
Be evil spoken of - Greek, Be blasphemed. Do not so use your Christian liberty as to give occasion for railing and unkind remarks from your brethren, so as to produce contention and strife, and thus to give rise to evil reports among the wicked about the tendency of the Christian religion, as if it were adapted only to promote controversy. How much strife would have been avoided if all Christians had regarded this plain rule. In relation to dress, and rites, and ceremonies in the church, we may be conscious that we are right; but an obstinate adherence to them may only give rise to contention and angry discussions, and to evil reports among men, of the tendency of religion. In such a case we should yield our private, unimportant personal indulgence to the good of the cause of religion and of peace.
LibraryDecember the Fifteenth what is My Tendency?
"Whether we live, we live unto...." --ROMANS xiv. 7-21. Unto what? In what direction are we living? Whither are we going? How do we complete the sentence? "We live unto money!" That is how many would be compelled to finish the record. Money is their goal, and their goal determines their tendency. "We live unto pleasure!" Such would be another popular company. "We live unto fame!" That would be the banner of another regiment. "We live unto ease!" Thus would men and women describe their …
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Joy in the Holy Ghost.
Peaceable Principles and True: Or, a Brief Answer to Mr. D'Anver's and Mr. Paul's Books against My Confession of Faith, and Differences in Judgment About Baptism no Bar to Communion.
Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."
1 Corinthians 10:29
I mean not your own conscience, but the other man's; for why is my freedom judged by another's conscience?
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks?
to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.
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