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1 Corinthians 8 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth. 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath 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 any man love God, the same is known by him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, 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 although there be that are called gods, either in heaven or on earth (for there be 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 but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by 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 there is not knowledge in every one. For some until this present, with conscience of the idol, eat as 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 meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less. 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 perhaps this your liberty 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 him that hath knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not his conscience, being weak, be emboldened to eat those things which are 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 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ hath died? 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 Now when you sin thus against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, you 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 scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh, lest I should scandalize my brother. 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.