1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we knowthat we allhaveknowledge.Knowledge puffeth up , butcharityedifieth .
2And if any manthink that he knoweth any thing, he knowethnothingyetas he ought to know .
3But if any manloveGod, the same is knownofhim.4
As concerningtherefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we knowthat an idol is nothingin the world,andthat there is noneotherGodbutone.5Forthoughtherebe that are calledgods,whetherinheavenorinearth, (as there begodsmany,andlords many,)
6But to us there is but oneGod, the Father,ofwhom are all things,andweinahim;andoneLordJesusChrist,bywhom are all things,andwebyhim.7Howbeit there is notin every man that knowledge:forsome with conscience of the idolunto this houreat it as a thing offered unto an idol;andtheirconsciencebeingweak is defiled .
8Butmeatcommendethusnot to God:forneither,if we eat , are we the better ;bneither,if we eatnot, are we the worse .
9But take heedlest by any meansthislibertyc of yoursbecome a stumblingblock to them that are weak .
10Forif any manseetheewhichhastknowledge sit at meatin the idol's temple,shallnot the conscience of him which isweak be emboldenedd to eat those things which are offered to idols;11Andthroughthyknowledgeshall the weakbrotherperish , forwhomChristdied ?
12But when ye sinsoagainst the brethren,andwoundtheirweakconscience, ye sinagainstChrist.13Wherefore,ifmeatmakemybrother to offend , I will eatnoflesh while the world standeth , lest I makemybrother to offend .