What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20No,
but I say
that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. 21
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 22
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?
23All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. 25Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience sake; 26FOR THE EARTH IS THE LORDS, AND ALL IT CONTAINS. 27If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience sake. 28But if anyone says to you, This is meat sacrificed to idols, do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience sake; 29I mean not your own conscience, but the other mans; for why is my freedom judged by anothers conscience? 30If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks?
31Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; 33just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
What then ? Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is any thing ? Or, that the idol is any thing ?
Darby Bible Translation
What then do I say? that what is sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
English Revised Version
What say I then? that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
Webster's Bible Translation
What then do I say? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
Weymouth New Testament
Do I mean that a thing sacrificed to an idol is what it claims to be, or that an idol is a real thing?
World English Bible
What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
Young's Literal Translation
what then do I say? that an idol is anything? or that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything? --
LibraryNinth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
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