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Chapter 8

1st Cor.8:1 Now as concerning things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1st Cor.8:2 And if any man think that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

1st Cor.8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of Him.

1st Cor.8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.

1st Cor.8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many)

1st Cor.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.

1st Cor.8:7 However there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol to this hour eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1st Cor.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.

1st Cor.8:9 But take heed unless by any means this freedom of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.

1st Cor.8:10 For if any man see you who have knowledge sit at food in the idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;

1st Cor.8:11 and through your knowledge will the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

1st Cor.8:12 But when you sin so against the brothers, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

1st Cor.8:13 Therefore, if food make my brother stumble, I will eat no meat while this age stands, so that I do not make my brother stumble.