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1 Corinthians 8 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Take Care with Your Liberty

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:1 -

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:2 - If anyone thinks that he has known anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:3 - but if anyone loves God, he has been known by Him.
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Therefore, concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that [fn]an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no God but one.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:5 - For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:6 - yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
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However, not all men have this knowledge; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:8 - But food will not [fn]commend us to God. We neither lack if we do not eat, nor abound if we do eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:9 - But see to it that this [fn]authority of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:10 - For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be built up to eat things sacrificed to idols?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:11 - For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:12 - And in that way, by sinning against the brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:13 - Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again—ever, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
LSB Footnotes
An idol has no real existence
Or present
Or liberty

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