Parallel Verses

Amplified

Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin].

New American Standard Bible

But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

King James Version

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

Holman Bible

But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.

International Standard Version

But you must see to it that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block for those who are weak.

A Conservative Version

But take heed lest somehow this privilege of yours becomes a stumbling-block to those who are weak.

American Standard Version

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.

An Understandable Version

But pay attention [to this], so that somehow this liberty of yours [i.e., to eat whatever you want to] does not become an occasion over which weak people could fall [away from God].

Anderson New Testament

But take heed, lest, by any means, this right of yours become a stumbling-block to those who are weak.

Bible in Basic English

But take care that this power of yours does not give cause for trouble to the feeble.

Common New Testament

But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but take care that this liberty of yours does not prove a scandal to the weak.

Darby Translation

But see lest anywise this your right to eat itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.

Godbey New Testament

See lest this liberty of yours may become a stumblingblock to the weak.

Goodspeed New Testament

But you must take care that this right of yours does not prove a hindrance to the overscrupulous.

John Wesley New Testament

But take heed, lest by any means this your liberty become a stumbling-block to the weak.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumblingblock to those that are weak.

Julia Smith Translation

And see ye lest this your power be a stumble to the weak.

King James 2000

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to them that are weak.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling to the weak.

Modern King James verseion

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to those who are weak.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But take heed that your liberty cause not the weak to fall.

Moffatt New Testament

But see that the exercise of your right does not prove any stumbling-block to the weak.

Montgomery New Testament

But see to it lest this right of yours become a stumbling-block to the weak.

NET Bible

But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak.

New Heart English Bible

But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.

Noyes New Testament

But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.

Sawyer New Testament

But beware lest your liberty should become an offense to the weak.

The Emphasized Bible

But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But take heed that this power of yours become not an occasion of stumbling to the weak.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But take care that this right of yours does not become in any way a stumbling-block to the weak.

Webster

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours should become a stumbling-block to them that are weak.

Weymouth New Testament

But take care lest this liberty of yours should prove a hindrance to the progress of weak believers.

Williams New Testament

But you must see to it that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block to overscrupulous people.

World English Bible

But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.

Worrell New Testament

But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumbling-block to the weak.

Worsley New Testament

But see that this liberty of yours be not by any means a stumbling-block to the weak.

Youngs Literal Translation

but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

μήπως μήπως 
mepos 
Usage: 12

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

of yours
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

πρόσκομμα 
Proskomma 
Usage: 6

to them

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Concerning Food Sacrificed To Idols

8 Now food [itself] will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating [food offered to idols] gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat [it]. 9 Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin]. 10 For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge [of God, with an intelligent view of this subject and] reclining at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened [to violate his own conscientious scruples] if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what [to him] is for the purpose of idol worship?


Cross References

Galatians 5:13

For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another.

Romans 14:20-21

You must not, for the sake of food, undo and break down and destroy the work of God! Everything is indeed [ceremonially] clean and pure, but it is wrong for anyone to hurt the conscience of others or to make them fall by what he eats.

Romans 14:1-2

As for the man who is a weak believer, welcome him [into your fellowship], but not to criticize his opinions or pass judgment on his scruples or perplex him with discussions.

Romans 14:13-15

Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavor never to put a stumbling block or an obstacle or a hindrance in the way of a brother.

1 Corinthians 8:10

For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge [of God, with an intelligent view of this subject and] reclining at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened [to violate his own conscientious scruples] if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what [to him] is for the purpose of idol worship?

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no one then seek his own good and advantage and profit, but [rather] each one of the other [let him seek the welfare of his neighbor].

1 Peter 2:16

[Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.

Leviticus 19:14

You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.

Isaiah 35:3

Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

Isaiah 57:14

And the word of One shall go forth, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.

Ezekiel 14:3

Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and put the stumbling block of their iniquity and guilt before their faces; should I permit Myself to be inquired of at all by them?

Ezekiel 44:12

Because [the priests] ministered to [the people] before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity and guilt to the house of Israel, therefore I have lifted up My hand and have sworn against them, says the Lord God, that they shall bear the punishment for their iniquity and guilt.

Matthew 18:6-7

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better ( more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 18:10

Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father Who is in heaven.

Luke 17:1-2

And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come!

Romans 15:1

We who are strong [in our convictions and of robust faith] ought to bear with the failings and the frailties and the tender scruples of the weak; [we ought to help carry the doubts and qualms of others] and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 8:12

And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some [by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ].

1 Corinthians 10:29

I mean for the sake of his conscience, not yours, [do not eat it]. For why should another man's scruples apply to me and my liberty of action be determined by his conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:32

Do not let yourselves be [hindrances by giving] an offense to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God [ do not lead others into sin by your mode of life];

2 Corinthians 11:21

To my discredit, I must say, we have shown ourselves too weak [for you to show such tolerance of us and for us to do strong, courageous things like that to you]! But in whatever any person is bold and dares [to boast] -- "mind you, I am speaking in this foolish (witless) way -- "I also am bold and dare [to boast].

2 Peter 2:19

They promise them liberty, when they themselves are the slaves of depravity and defilement -- "for by whatever anyone is made inferior or worse or is overcome, to that [person or thing] he is enslaved.

Revelation 2:14

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].

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