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1 Corinthians 8

NLT 1 Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes, we know that “we all have knowledge” about this issue. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. NIV 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. NLT 2 Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. NIV 2 The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. NLT 3 But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes. NIV 3 But the man who loves God is known by God. NLT 4 So, what about eating meat that has been offered to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God. NIV 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. NLT 5 There may be so-called gods both in heaven and on earth, and some people actually worship many gods and many lords. NIV 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"), NLT 6 But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live. NIV 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. NLT 7 However, not all believers know this. Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as being real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. NIV 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. NLT 8 It’s true that we can’t win God’s approval by what we eat. We don’t lose anything if we don’t eat it, and we don’t gain anything if we do. NIV 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. NLT 9 But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble. NIV 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. NLT 10 For if others see you—with your “superior knowledge”—eating in the temple of an idol, won’t they be encouraged to violate their conscience by eating food that has been offered to an idol? NIV 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? NLT 11 So because of your superior knowledge, a weak believer for whom Christ died will be destroyed. NIV 11 So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. NLT 12 And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ. NIV 12 When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. NLT 13 So if what I eat causes another believer to sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live—for I don’t want to cause another believer to stumble. NIV 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.