Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 8]
8:1 Now concerning idol-sacrifices: we know that all have knowledge. Knowledge is arrogant, but love* builds up. 8:2 But if anyone thinks to have known anything, he has known nothing yet like it is essential to know; 8:3 but if anyone loves* God, this one has been known by him. 8:4Therefore concerning the food of idol-sacrifices, we know that an idol in the world is nothing and that there is no other God except one. 8:5 For* if indeed* there are so called* gods, whether in heaven or upon the earth; just-like there are many such gods and many such lords, 8:6 but to us,there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we are*for him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we are through him. 8:7 But the knowledge is not in allpeople, but until now some, with the conscience of the idol, eat it like an idol-sacrifice, and their conscience is defiled, being weak. 8:8 But food does not present us to God; for* neither if we eat, do we abound? Nor, if we do not eat, are we lacking?
8:9 But beware*, lest this liberty of yours* might become a stumbling block to the weak. 8:10 For*if anyone sees you, (the one who has knowledge), reclining at a table in an idol's sanctuary, will not his conscience, being weak, be built up to eat what is the idol-sacrifices? 8:11 And the weak brother will be perishing on the basis of your knowledge, but Christ died because of him. 8:12Now thus, by sinning directly at the brethren and beating their weak conscience, you* are sinningdirectly at Christ. 8:13 Hence, if food is offending my brother, I should never eat an idol's meats forever, in order that I may not offend my brother.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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