32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, [1] nor to the church of God:

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 10:32

New International Version

32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God-

English Standard Version

32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,

The Message

32 At the same time, don't be callous in your exercise of freedom, thoughtlessly stepping on the toes of those who aren't as free as you are.

New King James Version

32 Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God,

New Living Translation

32 Don't give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:32

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.