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1 Corinthians 10:23


“Everything is lawful,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is lawful,” 1  but not everything builds others up. 2 


Ro 14:15,20; Ro 14:19; Ro 15:1,2; 1Co 6:12; 1Co 8:1; 1Co 8:9; 1Co 14:3-5,12,17,26; 2Co 12:19; Eph 4:29; 1Th 5:11; 1Ti 1:4

NET © Notes

snEverything is lawful.” Here again Paul cites certain slogans the Corinthians used to justify their behavior (cf. 6:12-13; 7:1; 8:1, 4). Paul agrees with the slogans in part, but corrects them to show how the Corinthians have misused these ideas.

tn Grk “builds up.” The object “others” is not expressed but is implied, as v. 24 shows. Paul picks up a theme he introduced at the start of this section of the letter (8:1).

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