1 Corinthians 8
To abstain from meats offered to idols.
1 Corinthians 8:1 Now, concerning the idol-sacrifices, we are awarebecause we, all, have knowledge,knowledge, puffeth up, but, love, buildeth up; 1 Corinthians 8:2 If anyone thinketh that he knoweth anything, not yet knoweth he, as he must needs come to know, 1 Corinthians 8:3 But, if anyone loveth God, the same, is known of him 1 Corinthians 8:4 Concerning, then, the eating of idol-sacrifices, we are awarethat an idol is, nothing, in the world, and that, none, is God save one. 1 Corinthians 8:5 For, if indeed there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or upon earth,as indeed there are gods many and lords many, 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 Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and, we, through him. 1 Corinthians 8:7 Howbeit, not in all, is the knowledge; but, some, by their familiarity, until even now, with the idol, as an idol-sacrifice, eat it, and, their conscience, being, weak, is defiled.
We must not abuse our Christian liberty, to the offence of our brethren:
1 Corinthians 8:8 Food, indeed, will not commend us unto God,neither, if we eat not, do we lack, nor, if we eat, do we abound. 1 Corinthians 8:9 But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak; 1 Corinthians 8:10 For, if anyone should see [thee] who hast knowledge, in an idol-temple, reclining, will not, his conscience, being, weak, be built up for the eating of the idol-sacrifices?
but must bridle our knowledge with charity.
1 Corinthians 8:11 In fact, he that is weak, is being destroyed, by thy knowledgethe brother for whose sake Christ died. 1 Corinthians 8:12 But, in thus sinning against the brethren am wounding their conscience, seeing it is weak, against Christ, are ye sinning. 1 Corinthians 8:13 Therefore, if food is an occasion of stumbling unto my brother, in nowise will I eat flesh unto the age that abideth,that, I may not occasion, my brother, to stumble.