New Living Translation
If I can thank God for the food and enjoy it, why should I be condemned for eating it?
King James Bible
For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
Darby Bible Translation
If I partake with thanksgiving, why am I spoken evil of for what I give thanks for?
World English Bible
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced for that for which I give thanks?
Young's Literal Translation
and if I thankfully do partake, why am I evil spoken of, for that for which I give thanks?
1 Corinthians 10:30 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:30 If I by grace am a partaker - If I thankfully use the common blessings of God.
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
Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God.
Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good.
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven't I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn't it because of my work that you belong to the Lord?
1 Timothy 4:3
They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth.
1 Timothy 4:4
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.
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