1Nowconcerning1thingssacrificed to idols, we know that we allhave2knowledge. Knowledgea3makesarrogant, but love4edifies.
25Ifanyonesupposes that he knowsanything, he has not yet6known as he ought to know ;
but ifanyonelovesGod, he 7is known by Him.
4Thereforeconcerning the eating of 8thingssacrificed to idols, we know that bthere is 9no such thing as an idol in the world, and that 10there is noGod but one.
For evenif11there are so-calledgodswhether in heavenor on earth, as indeed there are manygods and manylords,
6yet for us 12there is but oneGod, 13the Father, 14from whom are allthings and we exist for Him; and 15oneLord, JesusChrist, 16by whom are allthings, and we exist through Him.
7However not allmen17have thisknowledge ; but 18some, being accustomed to the idoluntilnow, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol ; and their consciencebeingweak is defiled.
But 19food will not ccommend us to God ; we are neitherdthe worseif we do not eat, norethe betterif we do eat.
But 20takecare that thisfliberty of yours does not somehowbecome a stumblingblock to the 21weak.
For ifsomeonesees you, who have22knowledge, dining in an idol'stemple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat23thingssacrificed to idols ?
For through24your knowledge he who is weak25is ruined, the brother for whosesakeChristdied.
1226And so, by sinningagainst the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin27againstChrist.
13Therefore, 28iffoodcauses my brother to stumble, I will nevereatmeat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.