1 Corinthians 10:24

24 No one should seek his own [good], but [the good] of the other person.

1 Corinthians 10:24 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man seek his own
His carnal pleasure and private advantage in eating things sacrificed to "idols", to the hurt and disadvantage of his brethren; otherwise it is lawful for a man to seek his own good, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, to seek for the necessaries of life, his spiritual peace and comfort, and his everlasting welfare and happiness; but then he should not only seek his own,

but every man another's wealth,
or "that which is another's"; for the word "wealth" is not in the original text. The apostle's meaning is, that a man, in the use of things indifferent, should not seek the gratifying of his sensual appetite or other passions, what may be pleasing or profitable to himself; but should consult the profit and edification of others.

1 Corinthians 10:24 In-Context

22 Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
23 "Everything is permissible," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible," but not everything builds up.
24 No one should seek his own [good], but [the good] of the other person.
25 Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake, for
26 the earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it.
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