New International Version
When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
King James Bible
But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
World English Bible
Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
and thus sinning in regard to the brethren, and smiting their weak conscience -- in regard to Christ ye sin;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But when ye sin so against the brethren - Against Christians, who are called by the Gospel to abhor and detest all such abominations.
Ye sin against Christ - By sending to perdition, through your bad example, a soul for whom he shed his blood; and so far defeating the gracious intentions of his sacrificial death. This is a farther intimation, that a person for whom Christ died may perish; and this is the drift of the apostle's argument.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryDecember the Fourteenth the Sacred Use of Liberty
"Take heed lest this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling-block." --1 CORINTHIANS viii. 8-13. That is a very solemn warning. My liberty may trip someone into bondage. If life were an affair of one my liberty might be wholesome; but it is an affair of many, and my liberty may be destructive to my fellows. I am not only responsible for my life, but for its influence. When a thing has been lived there is still the example to deal with. If orange peel be thrown upon the pavement, that is not the end …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
How those are to be Admonished who do Bad Things Secretly and Good Things Openly, and those who do Contrariwise.
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
"He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.
It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
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