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1 Corinthians 8 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
2 If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known 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 anyone loves God, he is known by Him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol 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 indeed 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 but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord , Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist 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 all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were 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; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the 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 take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become 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 someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened 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 your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died. 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it 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 stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause 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.