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1 Corinthians 10:20-30 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.
21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.
22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
23 "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up. 23 "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.
24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
26 For "the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." 26 for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it."
27 If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 27 If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.
28 (But if some one says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then out of consideration for the man who informed you, and for conscience' sake-- 28 But if anyone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience' sake--
29 I mean his conscience, not yours--do not eat it.) For why should my liberty be determined by another man's scruples? 29 the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?