1 Corinthians 10:15
New International Version
I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

New Living Translation
You are reasonable people. Decide for yourselves if what I am saying is true.

English Standard Version
I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

Berean Study Bible
I speak to reasonable people; judge for yourselves what I say.

Berean Literal Bible
I speak as to sensible ones; judge for yourselves what I say.

King James Bible
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

New King James Version
I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say.

New American Standard Bible
I speak as to wise people; you then, judge what I say.

NASB 1995
I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.

NASB 1977
I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.

Amplified Bible
I am speaking as to wise and sensible people; judge [carefully and thoughtfully consider] for yourselves what I say.

Christian Standard Bible
I am speaking as to sensible people. Judge for yourselves what I am saying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say.

American Standard Version
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I speak as to the wise. Judge whatever I say.

Contemporary English Version
I am speaking to you as people who have enough sense to know what I am talking about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I speak as to wise men: judge ye yourselves what I say.

English Revised Version
I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Good News Translation
I speak to you as sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm talking to intelligent people. Judge for yourselves what I'm saying.

International Standard Version
I am talking to sensible people. Apply what I am saying to yourselves.

Literal Standard Version
as to wise men I speak—judge what I say.

NET Bible
I am speaking to thoughtful people. Consider what I say.

New Heart English Bible
I speak as to wise people. Judge what I say.

Weymouth New Testament
I speak as to men of sense: judge for yourselves of what I say.

World English Bible
I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.

Young's Literal Translation
as to wise men I speak -- judge ye what I say:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Flee from Idolatry
14Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak to reasonable people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 10:16
Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?


Treasury of Scripture

I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

1 Corinthians 6:5
I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.









(15) I speak as to wise men.--These words are not hypothetical; they imply the point of view from which the Apostle is now regarding his readers--viz., competent to recognise the force of his argument. Having warned them against any participation in idolatry, even such as would be involved in joining in the sacrificial feasts, as dangerous to themselves, he now proceeds to show that such a participation would be derogatory to, and incompatible with, their union with Christ. The identity and intimacy of that union is first established by a reference to the Holy Communion, in partaking of which both the unity of the Church and its union with Christ are vividly expressed.

Verses 15-22. - The inherent disgracefulness of any tampering with idolatry. Verse 15. - I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. An appeal to their own reason to confirm his argument (comp. 1 Corinthians 11:13), perhaps with a touch of irony in the first clause (1 Corinthians 4:10; 2 Corinthians 11:19). The word for "I say" is φημι, I affirm.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I speak
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

to reasonable [people];
φρονίμοις (phronimois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5429: Intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise. From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet; in a bad sense conceited.

judge
κρίνατε (krinate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

for yourselves
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I say.
φημι (phēmi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.


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