New Living Translation
You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is beneficial.
King James Bible
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Darby Bible Translation
All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.
World English Bible
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.
Young's Literal Translation
All things to me are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things to me are lawful, but all things do not build up;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:23 Supposing this were lawful in itself, yet it is not expedient, it is not edifying to my neighbour.
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
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:12
You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything," I must not become a slave to anything.
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