1 Corinthians 8 King James Version 2016

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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 that are offered in sacrifice 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, even ourselves by Him.
  • 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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