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1 Corinthians 10:32

    1 Corinthians 10:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give no cause of trouble to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God.

    Webster's Revision

    Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:

    World English Bible

    Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 10:32

    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.
    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:32

    Give none offense, etc. - Scrupulously avoid giving any cause of offense either to the unconverted Jews or the unconverted Gentiles, so as to prejudice them against Christianity: nor to the Church of God, made up of converts from the above parties.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:32

    Give none offence - Be inoffensive; that is, do not act so as to lead others into sin; see the note at Romans 14:13.

    Neither to the Jews ... - To no one, though they are the foes of God or strangers to him. To the Jews be inoffensive, because they think that the least approach to idol worship is to be abhorred. Do not so act as to lead them to think that you connive at or approve idol worship, and so as to prejudice them the more against the Christian religion, and lead them more and more to oppose it. In other words, do not attend the feasts in honor of idols.

    Nor to the Gentiles - Greek "Greeks." To the pagans who are unconverted. They are attached to idol worship. They seek every way to justify themselves in it. Do not countenance them in it, and thus lead them into the sin of idolatry.

    Nor to the church of God - To Christians. Many of them are weak. They may not be as fully instructed as you are. Your example would lead them into sin. Abstain, therefore, from things which, though they are in themselves strictly "lawful," may yet be the occasion of leading others into sin, and endangering their salvation.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 10:32

    10:32 Give no offence - If, and as far as, it is possible.