1 Corinthians 10:22

22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

Read 1 Corinthians 10:22 Using Other Translations

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
What? Do we dare to rouse the Lord’s jealousy? Do you think we are stronger than he is?

What does 1 Corinthians 10:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 10:22

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?
&c.] As they do who are guilty of idolatry in any shape: nothing is more highly resented by God, or stirs him up more to wrath and fury, and to inflict punishment; he cannot bear, nor will he admit of a rival in religious worship; he is a God jealous of his own honour; nor will he give, or suffer to be given by others, his praise and glory to graven images:

are we stronger than he?
to give into idolatrous practices, is to proclaim and enter into a war against God; and what madness must this be? who can be so sottish and stupid as to think of succeeding? when God is omnipotent, and man a poor feeble impotent creature, a worm, and but dust and ashes: thus the apostle dissuades from idolatry, and every species and branch of it; partly from its ill effect, in bringing men into fellowship with devils; and partly from the impossibility of practising it, in consistence with a true and real participation of the cup and table of the Lord; and from the absurdity and stupidity of it, and its dangerous consequence, in exposing men to the vengeance of an almighty incensed Being.

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