1 Corinthians 8 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now as concerning things offered to idols, we know that 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 thinketh that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing 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 Therefore as concerning the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] no other 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 are that are called gods, whether in heaven or upon 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 but] one God, the Father, from whom [are] all things, and we in 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 in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol to this hour eat [it] as a thing offered 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 commendeth us not to God: for neither if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse. 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 should become a stumbling-block to them that are weak. 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
10 For if any man shall see thee, who hast knowledge, sit eating in the idol's temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are 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 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 But when ye thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, 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 food maketh my brother to fall into sin, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to fall into 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.