New International Version
Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
King James Bible
What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
Darby Bible Translation
What then do I say? that what is sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
World English Bible
What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
Young's Literal Translation
what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What say I then? - A Jewish phrase for, I conclude; and this is his conclusion: that although an idol is nothing, has neither power nor influence, nor are things offered to idols any thing the worse for being thus offered; yet, as the things sacrificed by the Gentiles are sacrificed to demons and not to God, those who partake of them have fellowship with demons: those who profess Christianity cannot have fellowship both with Christ and the devil.
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Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as …
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And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.
1 Corinthians 8:4
So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that "An idol is nothing at all in the world" and that "There is no God but one."
1 Corinthians 10:14
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
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