1"All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.
2Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
3Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
For 4"the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."
If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, 5eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience--
I do not mean 6your conscience, but his. For 7why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience?
If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that 8for which I give thanks?
So, whether you eat or drink, or 9whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
10Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to 11the church of God,
just as 12I try to please everyone in everything I do, 13not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.