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1 Corinthians 8 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 About food offered to idols: We know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
2 If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it. 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.
3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that "an idol is nothing 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 even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth-as there are many "gods" and many "lords"- 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 for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for 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 However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now, that when they eat food offered to an idol, 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 Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don't eat, and we are not better if we do eat. 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 be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block 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 somebody sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, won't his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered 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 Then the weak person, the brother for whom Christ died, is ruined by your knowledge. 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ. 12 When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
13 Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won't cause my brother to fall. 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.