25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 10:25

New International Version

25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,

English Standard Version

25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.

The Message

25 With that as a base to work from, common sense can take you the rest of the way. Eat anything sold at the butcher shop, for instance; you don't have to run an "idolatry test" on every item.

New King James Version

25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake;

New Living Translation

25 So you may eat any meat that is sold in the marketplace without raising questions of conscience.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:25

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:23-33

(Read 1 Corinthians 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.