1 Corinthians 8:1
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New International Version
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that "We all possess knowledge." But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.

New Living Translation
Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes, we know that "we all have knowledge" about this issue. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church.

English Standard Version
Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

Berean Study Bible
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

Berean Literal Bible
Now concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we know indeed we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

New American Standard Bible
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

King James Bible
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
About food offered to idols: We know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

International Standard Version
Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

NET Bible
With regard to food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But concerning sacrifices, we know that knowledge is in all of us, and knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, concerning food offered to false gods: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes people arrogant, but love builds them up.

New American Standard 1977
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now as concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

King James 2000 Bible
Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

American King James Version
Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

American Standard Version
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
NOW concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up; but charity edifieth.

Darby Bible Translation
But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

English Revised Version
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now as concerning things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

Weymouth New Testament
Now as to things which have been sacrificed to idols. This is a subject which we already understand--because we all have knowledge of it. Knowledge, however, tends to make people conceited; it is love that builds us up.

World English Bible
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

Young's Literal Translation
And concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that we all have knowledge: knowledge puffeth up, but love buildeth up;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-6 There is no proof of ignorance more common than conceit of knowledge. Much may be known, when nothing is known to good purpose. And those who think they know any thing, and grow vain thereon, are the least likely to make good use of their knowledge. Satan hurts some as much by tempting them to be proud of mental powers, as others, by alluring to sensuality. Knowledge which puffs up the possessor, and renders him confident, is as dangerous as self-righteous pride, though what he knows may be right. Without holy affections all human knowledge is worthless. The heathens had gods of higher and lower degree; gods many, and lords many; so called, but not such in truth. Christians know better. One God made all, and has power over all. The one God, even the Father, signifies the Godhead as the sole object of all religious worship; and the Lord Jesus Christ denotes the person of Emmanuel, God manifest in the flesh, One with the Father, and with us; the appointed Mediator, and Lord of all; through whom we come to the Father, and through whom the Father sends all blessings to us, by the influence and working of the Holy Spirit. While we refuse all worship to the many who are called gods and lords, and to saints and angels, let us try whether we really come to God by faith in Christ.
Study Bible
Food Sacrificed to Idols
1Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2The one who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.…
Cross References
Acts 15:20
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.

Romans 14:19
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Romans 15:14
I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, brimming with knowledge, and able to instruct one another.

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

1 Corinthians 8:4
So about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world, and that there is no God but one.

1 Corinthians 8:7
But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that they eat such food as if it were sacrificed to an idol. And since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.

1 Corinthians 8:10
For if someone with a weak conscience sees you who are well informed eating in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged to eat food sacrificed to idols?

1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak to reasonable people; judge for yourselves what I say.
Treasury of Scripture

Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

touching.

1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see you which have knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple…

1 Corinthians 10:19-22,28 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered …

Numbers 25:2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods: and the …

Acts 15:10,19,20,29 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the …

Acts 21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded …

Revelation 2:14,20 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them …

we are.

1 Corinthians 8:2,4,7,11 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet …

1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance, and …

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge …

Romans 14:14,22 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing …

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

Knowledge.

1 Corinthians 4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

1 Corinthians 5:2,6 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that …

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees …

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but …

Romans 14:3,10 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him …

but.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that …

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