Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything?
Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons.
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
All things are lawful for me, a but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, b but not all things edify.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake;
for "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness." c27
If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience' sake.
But if anyone says to you, "This was offered to idols," do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience' sake; d for "the earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness." e