1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” King James Version (KJV)
|Translation||1 Corinthians 10:31|
|ESV||So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.|
|NASB||Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.|
|NIV||So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.|
|NLT||So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.|
Whatever You Do Do For the Glory of God: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
10:23-33 There were cases wherein Christians might eat what had been offered to idols, without sin. Such as when the flesh was sold in the market as common food, for the priest to whom it had been given.
But a Christian must not merely consider what is lawful, but what is expedient, and to edify others. Christianity by no means forbids the common offices of kindness, or allows uncourteous behaviour to any, however they may differ from us in religious sentiments or practices.
But this is not to be understood of religious festivals, partaking in idolatrous worship. According to this advice of the apostle, Christians should take care not to use their liberty to the hurt of others, or to their own reproach.
In eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. This is the great end of all religion, and directs us where express rules are wanting. A holy, peaceable, and benevolent spirit, will disarm the greatest enemies.
1 Corinthians 10:31 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
31. Contrast Zec 7:6; the picture of worldly men. The godly may “eat and drink,” and it shall be well with him (Jer 22:15, 16).
to the glory of God—(Col 3:17; 1Pe 4:11)—which involves our having regard to the edification of our neighbor.