1 Corinthians 8 LEB

Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols

1 Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge."a Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

References for 1 Corinthians 8:1

    •  8:1 - Considered by many interpreters to be a slogan used by the Corinthians to justify their behavior
      2 If anyone thinks he knows anything, he has not yet known as it is necessary to know.
      3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him.
      4 Therefore, concerning the eating of food sacrificed to idols, we know that "an idol [is] nothing in the world" and that "[there is] no God except one."b

      References for 1 Corinthians 8:4

        • Ž 8:4 - Considered by many interpreters to be slogans used by the Corinthians to justify their behavior
          5 For even if after all [there] are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, just as [there] are many gods and many lords,
          6 yet to us [there is] one God, the Father, from whom [are] all [things], and we [are] for him, and [there is] one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom [are] all [things], and we [are] through him.
          7 But this knowledge [is] not in everyone. But some, being accustomed until now to the idol, eat [this food] as food sacrificed to idols, and their conscience, [because it]c is weak, is defiled.

          References for 1 Corinthians 8:7

            •  8:7 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is") which is understood as causal
              8 But food does not bring us close to God. For neither if we eat do we have more, nor if we do not eat do we lack.d

              References for 1 Corinthians 8:8

                •  8:8 - Some manuscripts omit "For" and have "Neither if we do not eat do we lack, nor if we do eat do we have more"
                  9 But watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling to the weak.
                  10 For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it]e is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols?

                  References for 1 Corinthians 8:10

                    • ‘ 8:10 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is") which is understood as causal
                      11 For the one who is weak--the brother for whom Christ died--is destroyed by your knowledge.
                      12 Now [if you]f sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ.

                      References for 1 Corinthians 8:12

                        • ’ 8:12 - *Here "[if]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("sin") which is understood as conditional
                          13 Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}g, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

                          References for 1 Corinthians 8:13

                            • “ 8:13 - Literally "for the age"