1 Corinthians 8
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love {charity} edifieth. 2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 3But if any man love God, the same is known of Him. 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 no {none} other God but One. 5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth (as there are {be} gods many, and lords many), 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, 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 {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 heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak. 10For if any man see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at the table in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols, 11And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13Wherefore, if food {meat} make my brother to offend, I will eat no meat {flesh} while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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