New Living Translation
So, what about eating meat that has been offered to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God.
King James Bible
As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
Darby Bible Translation
concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God save one.
World English Bible
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
Young's Literal Translation
Concerning the eating then of the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God except one;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:4 We know that an idol is nothing - A mere nominal god, having no divinity, virtue, or power.
LibraryThe Work of the Holy Spirit Distinguished.
"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."--Gen. i. 2. What, in general, is the work of the Holy Spirit as distinguished from that of the Father and of the Son? Not that every believer needs to know these distinctions in all particulars. The existence of faith does not depend upon intellectual distinctions. The main question is not whether we can distinguish the work of the Father from that of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, but whether we have experienced their gracious operations. …
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Monk Nilus.
On the Opinion of Dionysius.
Instruction for the Ignorant:
"He showed you these things so you would know that the LORD is God and there is no other.
"So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.
"Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.
But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Those who choose you pollute themselves.
"Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings--just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from eating food offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from consuming blood.
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