New Living Translation
What am I trying to say? Am I saying that food offered to idols has some significance, or that idols are real gods?
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:19 What say I then - Do I in saying this allow that an idol is anything divine? I aver, on the contrary, that what the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils. Such in reality are the gods of the heathens; and with such only can you hold communion in those sacrifices.
LibraryGod's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go. …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Communion with Christ and his People.
The Rock of Ages
Heaven on Earth
But as you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren't really gods at all. And he's done this not only here in Ephesus but throughout the entire province!
1 Corinthians 8:4
So, what about eating meat that has been offered to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God.
1 Corinthians 10:14
So, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols.
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