English Standard Version
So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
King James Bible
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
American Standard Version
Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.
And herein do I endeavour to have always a conscience without offence toward God, and towards men.
English Revised Version
Herein do I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men alway.
Webster's Bible Translation
And in this I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards men.
Weymouth New Testament
This too is my own earnest endeavour--always to have a clear conscience in relation to God and man.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Exercise myself (ἀσκῶ)
Originally, to work raw material, to form: hence, to practise, exercise, discipline; and so, in ecclesiastical language, to mortify the body. Of the kindred adjective ἀσκητικός our word ascetic is a transcript.
Void of offence (ἀπτόσκοπον)
Lit., without stumbling; unshaken. The word is used thus in a passive sense here, as in Philippians 1:10. In 1 Corinthians 10:32, it occurs in the active sense of giving offence to others, or causing them to stumble.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And looking intently at the council, Paul said, "Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day."
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
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