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1 Corinthians 8

1 Corinthians 8:1  
Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 8:2  
But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn’t yet know as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians 8:3  
But anyone who loves God is known by him.

1 Corinthians 8:4  
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

1 Corinthians 8:5  
For though there are things that are called “gods”, whether in the heavens or on earth—as there are many “gods” and many “lords”—

1 Corinthians 8:6  
yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we live through him.

1 Corinthians 8:7  
However, that knowledge isn’t in all men. But some, with consciousness of an idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1 Corinthians 8:8  
But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don’t eat are we the worse, nor if we eat are we the better.

1 Corinthians 8:9  
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Corinthians 8:10  
For if a man sees you who have knowledge sitting in an idol’s temple, won’t his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?

1 Corinthians 8:11  
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:12  
Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:13  
Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forever more, that I don’t cause my brother to stumble.


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