22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 10:22

New International Version

22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

English Standard Version

22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

The Message

22 Besides, the Master won't put up with it. He wants us - all or nothing. Do you think you can get off with anything less?

New King James Version

22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

New Living Translation

22 What? Do we dare to rouse the Lord's jealousy? Do you think we are stronger than he is?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:22

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:15-22

(Read 1 Corinthians 10:15-22)

Did not the joining in the Lord's supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord's supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.