Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols

1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.

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2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.

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3 But whoever loves God is known by God.a

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    • v 8:3 - An early manuscript and another ancient witness "think they have knowledge do not yet know as they ought to know. " 3"But whoever loves truly knows."
      4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.”

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      5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”),

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      6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

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      7 But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.

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      8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

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      9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

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      10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?

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        • 20 8:10 - ver 1,4,7
          11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.

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          12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

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          13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.

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