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 if anyone loves God, the same 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, Yeshua the Messiah, 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 the 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 dont 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 idols temple, wont 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 Messiah died.
1 Corinthians 8:12
Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Messiah.