1 Corinthians 8

1 Now concerning idol, sacrifices: we know that all have knowledge. Knowledge is arrogant, but love* builds up. 2 But if anyone thinks to know anything, he has known nothing yet like it is essential to know; 3 but if anyone loves* God, this one has been known by him. 4 Therefore 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. 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, 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. 7 But the knowledge is not in all people, but until now some, with the conscience of the idol, eat it like an idol, sacrifice, and their conscience is defiled, being weak. 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?

9 But beware, lest this liberty of yours* might become a stumbling block to the weak. 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 be eating the idol, sacrifices? 11 And the weak brother will be perishing on the basis of your, your* knowledge, but Christ died because of him. 12 Now thus, by sinning directly at the brethren and beating their weak conscience, you* are sinning directly at Christ. 13 Hence, if food is offending my brother, I should never* eat idol' s meat forever, in order that I may not offend my brother.



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