1 Corinthians 10:24

24 1Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

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 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.
24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 33; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Philippians 2:21; [1 Corinthians 9:23; 2 Corinthians 12:14]; See Romans 15:1
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