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1 Corinthians 8:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours should become a stumbling-block to them that are weak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But see lest anywise this your right [to eat] itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But take heed lest by any meanes, this libertie of yours become a stumbling blocke to them that are weake.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But beware that this your power become not a stumbling-block to the infirm ones.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— See to it, however, lest this your authority become a stumbling-block to the weak.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
take heed 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
lest y3381
[3381] Standard
μήπως
mepos
{may'-pos}
From G3361 and G4458; lest somehow.
by any means y4458
[4458] Standard
-πώς
-pos
{poce}
Adverb from the base of G4225; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness of manner; somehow or anyhow; used only in compounds.
x3381
(3381) Complement
μήπως
mepos
{may'-pos}
From G3361 and G4458; lest somehow.
this 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
liberty 1849
{1849} Prime
ἐξουσία
exousia
{ex-oo-see'-ah}
From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence.
of yours 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
become 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5638
<5638> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 66
a stumblingblock 4348
{4348} Prime
πρόσκομμα
proskomma
{pros'-kom-mah}
From G4350; a stub, that is, (figuratively) occasion of apostasy.
to them that are weak. 770
{0770} Prime
ἀσθενέω
astheneo
{as-then-eh'-o}
From G0772; to be feeble (in any sense).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 8:9

_ _ this liberty of yours — the watchword for lax Corinthians. The very indifference of meats, which I concede, is the reason why ye should “take heed” not to tempt weak brethren to act against their conscience (which constitutes sin, Romans 14:22, Romans 14:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 8:7-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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take:

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth].
1 Corinthians 10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another [man's] conscience?
Matthew 18:6-7 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea. ... Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 17:1-2 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come! ... It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Romans 14:20-21 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence. ... [It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

liberty:
or, power

a stumblingblock:

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Leviticus 19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.
Isaiah 57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.
Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
Ezekiel 44:12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
Romans 14:13-15 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother's way. ... But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Romans 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

weak:

1 Corinthians 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
Romans 14:1-2 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations. ... For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Corinthians 11:21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
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