1 Corinthians 8 (PKJV)

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  • 1 Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
  • 2 And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
  • 3 But if anyone loves God, this one is known of Him.
  • 4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
  • 5 Because, even if there are so called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords),
  • 6 yet for us there is only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and by whom we live.
  • 7 However, not everyone possesses that knowledge; but some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
  • 8 But food does not commend us to God; because neither if we eat are we better off, nor if we do not eat are we worse off.
  • 9 But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to those who are weak.
  • 10 Because, if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols?
  • 11 And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
  • 12 But when you all sin like this against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you all sin against Christ.
  • 13 Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat while the world stands, lest I make my brother stumble.

(King James Version 2016 Edition, 2016)

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