1 Corinthians 8 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth. 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
2 If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know; 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.
3 but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is [anything] in the world, and that there is no God but one. 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one.
5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"),
6 yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him. 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
7 Howbeit there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, being used until now to the idol, eat as [of] a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 7 But not everyone knows this. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat such food they think of it as having been sacrificed to an idol, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.
8 But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better. 8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
10 For if a man see thee who hast knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols? 10 For if anyone with a weak conscience sees you who have this knowledge eating in an idol's temple, won't he be emboldened to eat what has been sacrificed to idols?
11 For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth, the brother for whose sake Christ died. 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, ye sin against Christ. 12 When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
13 Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble. 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.