1 Corinthians 8
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1Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
2If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
3but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.3But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
4Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.4As 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.
5For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.6But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
7However not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.7Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.8But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
9But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.9But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
10For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?10For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
11For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died.11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
13Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.13Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
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