English Standard Version
Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.
King James Bible
Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
American Standard Version
Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.
Wherefore, if meat scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh, lest I should scandalize my brother.
English Revised Version
Wherefore, if meat maketh my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I make not my brother to stumble.
Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, if food maketh my brother to fall into sin, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to fall into sin.
Weymouth New Testament
Therefore if what I eat causes my brother to fall, never again to the end of my days will I touch any kind of animal food, for fear I should cause my brother to fall.
1 Corinthians 8:13 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Make to offend (σκανδαλίζει)
See on Matthew 5:29. Rev., maketh to stumble.
Meat - flesh (βρῶμα - κρέα)
The former food in general, the latter the special food which causes stumbling. Dr. South draws the distinction between a tender and a weak conscience. "Tenderness, applied to the conscience, properly imports quickness and exactness of sense, which is the perfection of this faculty .... Though the eye is naturally the most tender and delicate part of the body, yet is it not therefore called weak, so long as the sight is quick and strong.... A weak conscience is opposed to a strong; which very strength, we shew, consisted in the tenderness or quickness of its discerning or perceptive power" (Sermon 29, "A True State and Account of the Plea of a Tender Conscience").
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself."
but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
2 Corinthians 6:3
We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,
2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?
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