1 Corinthians 8 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that we all have knowledge: knowledge puffeth up, but love buildeth up; 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 one doth think to know anything, he hath not yet known anything according as it behoveth [him] to know; 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.
3 and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him. 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 Concerning the eating then of the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that there is no other 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 there are those called gods, whether in heaven, whether 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 [is] one God, the Father, of whom [are] the all things, and we to Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom [are] the 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 but not in all men [is] the knowledge, and certain with conscience of the idol, till now, as a thing sacrificed to an idol do eat [it], 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 victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind; 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 see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm, 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
10 for if any one may see thee that hast knowledge in an idol's temple reclining at meat -- shall not his conscience -- he being infirm -- be emboldened to eat the 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 and the brother who is infirm shall perish by thy knowledge, because of whom Christ died? 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 and thus sinning in regard to the brethren, and smiting their weak conscience -- in regard to Christ ye sin; 12 When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
13 wherefore, if victuals cause my brother to stumble, I may eat no flesh -- to the age -- that my brother I may not cause 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.