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1 Corinthians 8

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1COR 8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.

1COR 8:2 If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;

1COR 8:3 but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

1COR 8:4 Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is `anything' in the world, and that there is no God but one.

1COR 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

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

1COR 8:7 Howbeit there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, being used until now to the idol, eat as `of' a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1COR 8:8 But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

1COR 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.

1COR 8:10 For if a man see thee who hast knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?

1COR 8:11 For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth, the brother for whose sake Christ died.

1COR 8:12 And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, ye sin against Christ.

1COR 8:13 Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.

 

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