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I CORINTHIANS · Chapter 8
8:1 Now as concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all
have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
8:7 Nevertheless there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8:8 But food commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumbling block to them that are weak.
8:10 For if any man see you which have knowledge sit to eat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
8:11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
8:12 But when all of you sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, all of you sin against Christ.
8:13 Wherefore, if food make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend.
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