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1 Corinthians 10:14

    1 Corinthians 10:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause, my dear brothers, give no worship to false gods.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

    World English Bible

    Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 10:14

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:14

    Therefore - flee from idolatry - This is a trial of no great magnitude; to escape from so gross a temptation requires but a moderate portion of grace and circumspection.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:14

    Wherefore - In view of the dangers and temptations that beset you; in view of your own feebleness and the perils to which you would be exposed in the idol temples, etc.

    Flee from idolatry - Escape from the service of idols; from the feasts celebrated in honor of them; from the temples where they are worshipped. This was one of the dangers to which they were especially exposed; and Paul therefore exhorts them to escape from everything that would have a tendency to lead them into this sin. He had told them, indeed, that God was faithful; and yet he did not expect that God would keep them without any effort of their own. He therefore exhorts them to flee from all approaches to it, and from all the customs which would have a tendency to lead them into idolatrous practices. He returns, therefore, in this verse, to the particular subject discussed in 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 - the propriety of partaking of the feasts in honor of idols; and shows the danger which would follow such a practice. That danger he sets forth in view of the admonitions contained in this chapter, from 1 Corinthians 10:1 to 1 Corinthians 10:12. The remainder of the chapter is occupied with a discussion of the question stated in 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, whether it was right for them to partake of the meat which was used in the feasts of idolaters.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:14

    10:14 Flee from idolatry - And from all approaches to it.