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1 Corinthians 8 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 [fn]makes arrogant, but love edifies.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:2 - If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:3 - but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:4 - Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that [fn]there is no such thing as an idol 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 but 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:7 - 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 are neither [fn]the worse if we do not eat, nor [fn]the better if we do eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:9 - But take care that this [fn]liberty 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 strengthened 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 so, by sinning against the brethren 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, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: puffs up
Literally: nothing is an idol in the world; i.e. an idol has no real existence
Or, present
Literally: lacking
Literally: abounding
Literally: right

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