"Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial.1 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.225
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,326
for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."a427
If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you5 without raising questions of conscience.
But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sakeb6--
the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom7 be judged by another's conscience?
If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?831
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.932
Do not cause anyone to stumble,10 whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God11--
even as I try to please everybody in every way.12 For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many,13 so that they may be saved.14