8 Now concerning the idol-sacrifices we are aware——Because we all have knowledge,—Knowledge puffeth up, But love buildeth up;
2 If anyone thinketh that he knoweth anything not yet knoweth he as he must needs come to know,
3 But if anyone loveth God the same is known of him——
4 Concerning then the eating of idol-sacrifices We are aware—That an idol is nothing in the world, And that none is God save one.
5 For if indeed there are so-called gods whether in heaven or upon earth,—As indeed there are gods many and lords many
6 [Yet] to us there is one God the Father, Of whom are all things and we for him; And one Lord Jesus Christ, Through whom are all things and we through him.
7 Howbeit not in all is the knowledge; But some by their familiarity until even now with the idol as an idol-sacrifice eat it, And their conscience being weak is defiled.
8 Food indeed will not commend us unto God,—Neither if we eat not do we lack, Nor if we eat do we abound.
9 But be taking heed lest by any means your right itself become an occasion of stumbling unto the weak;
10 For if anyone should see [thee] who hast knowledge in an idol-temple reclining Will not his conscience being weak be built up for the eating of the idol-sacrifices?
11 In fact he that is weak is being destroyed by thy knowledge—The brother for whose sake Christ died.
12 But in thus sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience seeing it is weak Against Christ are ye sinning.
13 Therefore if food is an occasion of stumbling unto my brother In nowise will I eat flesh unto the age that abideth,—That I may not occasion my brother to stumble.