1 Corinthians 10:24

Let no man seek his own, but every man another's good.
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AD 400
It is true that anyone who is an idolater will seek what pleases him alone. He will place scandals in the way of the weaker brother’s conscience. This is why we ought to be quick to resist doing just what we want to do, for the love of Christ and for the salvation of our neighbors. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
And, "Let no one seek his own advantage, but also that of his neighbour"

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Let no man seek his own, but every man another"s wealth. Let no one seek or buy flesh which, e.g, has been offered too idols, and which is useful and pleasant to himself, just because it is of a low price; but in such matters let each one seek his neighbour"s edification, and not to buy it or eat it, so as o cause him offence or spiritual loss. So Theophylact.


AD 990
The question is not merely whether you are eating with a clear conscience. It is whether what you are doing is of benefit to your brother. .

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
"Care not merely about your own (things), but (about your) neighbour's? "

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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