Now concerning things offered unto idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
But if any man love God, the same is known by Him.
Concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but One.
For though there be what are called "gods," whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many "gods" and many "lords"),
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.
However, there is not in every man that knowledge; for some, with conscience of the idol until this hour, eat it as a thing offered unto an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
But meat commendeth us not to God, for neither are we the better if we eat, nor are we the worse if we eat not.
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.
For if any man see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols,
and through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
For when ye sin so against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Therefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.