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1 Corinthians 8 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:1 - Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that "all of us possess knowledge." "Knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:2 - If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:3 - But if one loves God, one is known by him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:4 - Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one."

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:5 - For although there may be so-called gods 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 for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:7 - However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through being hitherto accustomed to idols, eat food as really offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:8 - Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:9 - Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:10 - For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:11 - And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:12 - Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:13 - Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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