1 Corinthians 10:30

30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?

Read 1 Corinthians 10:30 Using Other Translations

For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?
If I can thank God for the food and enjoy it, why should I be condemned for eating it?

What does 1 Corinthians 10:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 10:30

For if I by grace be a partaker
Either of Christian liberty, through the grace of God; or of the creatures God has given men to eat of through his goodness, and which are enjoyed by the saints with thankfulness:

why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
that is, why should I expose myself to evil tongues, the blasphemies and reproaches of men, by eating things of this kind, under this circumstance, when there are so many creatures I can use without offence, and be thankful for? or why should my liberty be reproached through an imprudent use of it, for which I have the utmost reason to be thankful? wherefore upon the whole it is best to deny one's self in such a case, rather than risk one's character, the glory of God, and the honour of religion.

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