1 Corinthians 8 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, 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 has not yet known as it is necessary to know. 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.
3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
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." 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 after all [there] are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, just 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 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. 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 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] is 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 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. 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 watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling 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 someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food 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 the one who is weak--the brother for whom Christ died--is destroyed by your knowledge. 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin 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 sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin. 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.