1 Corinthians 8 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, 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 any one think he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know [it]. 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.
3 But if any one love God, *he* is known of him): 3 But the man who loves God is known by God.
4 -- concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in [the] world, and that there [is] no other God save 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 and if indeed there are [those] called gods, whether in heaven or on 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] one God, the Father, of whom all things, and *we* for 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 knowledge [is] not in all: but some, with conscience of the idol, until now eat as of a thing sacrificed to idols; 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 does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage. 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 anywise this your right [to eat] itself be 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 any one see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at table in an idol-house, shall not his conscience, he being weak, be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to the idol? 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 weak [one], the brother for whose sake Christ died, will perish through thy knowledge. 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
12 Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding 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 meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to 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.