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1 Corinthians 8

GNT 1 Now, concerning what you wrote about food offered to idols. It is true, of course, that "all of us have knowledge," as they say. Such knowledge, however, puffs a person up with pride; but love builds up. NIV 1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. GNT 2 Those who think they know something really don't know as they ought to know. NIV 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. GNT 3 But the person who loves God is known by him. NIV 3 But whoever loves God is known by God. GNT 4 So then, about eating the food offered to idols: we know that an idol stands for something that does not really exist; we know that there is only the 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.” GNT 5 Even if there are so-called "gods," whether in heaven or on earth, and even though there are many of these "gods" and "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”), GNT 6 yet there is for us only one God, the Father, who is the Creator of all things and for whom we live; and there is only 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. GNT 7 But not everyone knows this truth. Some people have been so used to idols that to this day when they eat such food they still think of it as food that belongs to an idol; their conscience is weak, and they feel they are defiled by the food. NIV 7 But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. GNT 8 Food, however, will not improve our relation with God; we shall not lose anything if we do not eat, nor shall we gain anything if we do eat. 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. GNT 9 Be careful, however, not to let your freedom of action make those who are weak in the faith fall into sin. NIV 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. GNT 10 Suppose a person whose conscience is weak in this matter sees you, who have so-called "knowledge," eating in the temple of an idol; will not this encourage him to eat food offered to idols? NIV 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? GNT 11 And so this weak person, your brother for whom Christ died, will perish because of your "knowledge"! NIV 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. GNT 12 And in this way you will be sinning against Christ by sinning against other Christians and wounding their weak conscience. NIV 12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. GNT 13 So then, if food makes a believer sin, I will never eat meat again, so as not to make a believer fall into sin. NIV 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.

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