1 Corinthians 10:26

26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”[a]

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1 Corinthians 10:26 in Other Translations

26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."
26 For “the earth is the LORD ’s, and everything in it.”
26 "The earth," after all, "is God's, and everything in it." That "everything" certainly includes the leg of lamb in the butcher shop.
26 the earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it.

1 Corinthians 10:26 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 10:26

For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof
Which words are taken out of ( Psalms 24:1 ) and to be understood of Christ, who by creation and preservation is Lord of the whole earth, and as Mediator has all in his possession; and having broken down the middle wall of partition, gives his people the free use of all creatures, of the beasts of the field, the fowls of the air, the fishes of the sea, and the trees, fruits, and plants of the earth, which are the fulness thereof; and therefore as the saints have a full right from Christ, to make use of all the creatures in a moderate way, and with thankfulness, they need not fear being defiled by any of them; provided they do not act contrary to the honour of God, and in favour of an idol, or against their own conscience, and the peace of weak believers.

1 Corinthians 10:26 In-Context

24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”
27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.
28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.

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  • 1. Psalms 24:1; Exodus 9:29; Exodus 19:5; Job 41:11; Psalms 50:12; 1 Timothy 4:4

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