King James Version1 Corinthians8

1 Corinthians

1 Now as touch­ing things of­fered unto idols, we know that we all have knowl­edge. Knowl­edge puffeth up, but char­i­ty ed­i­fi­eth. 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth noth­ing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him. 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 none oth­er God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heav­en or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 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. 7 How­beit 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 But meat com­mendeth us not to God: for nei­ther, if we eat, are we the bet­ter; nei­ther, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this lib­er­ty of yours be­come a stum­bling­block to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee which hast knowl­edge sit at meat 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; 11 And through thy knowl­edge shall the weak broth­er per­ish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak con­science, ye sin against Christ. 13 Where­fore, if meat make my broth­er to of­fend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my broth­er to of­fend.