The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Chapter 8

There are many gods and many lords—To us there is one God (the Father) and one Lord, who is Christ.

 Now aas touching things offered unto bidols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but ccharity dedifieth.

 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to aknow.

 But if any man love God, the same is aknown of him.

 As concerning therefore the eating of those things athat are offered in sacrifice unto bidols, we know that an cidol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.

 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

 But to us there is but one aGod, the bFather, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one cLord Jesus Christ, by whom are dall things, and we by him.

 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 aconscience being weak is defiled.

 But ameat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

 But take heed lest by any means this aliberty of yours become a bstumblingblock to them that are cweak.

 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 abrethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

 13 Wherefore, if meat amake my brother to boffend, I will ceat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.