1 Corinthians 10:30

30 If I partake with thanks, why am I slandered because of something for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 10:30 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Corinthians 10:30 In-Context

28 But if someone says to you, "This is food offered to an idol," do not eat it, out of consideration for the one who told you, and for conscience' sake.
29 I do not mean your own conscience, but the other person's. For why is my freedom judged by another person's conscience?
30 If I partake with thanks, why am I slandered because of something for which I give thanks?
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory.
32 Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God,