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1 Corinthians 8:1–13

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Now as touching athings offered unto idols, we know that we all have bknowledge. bcKnowledge dpuffeth up, but charity eedifieth. And fif any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, gthe same is known of him. As concerning therefore the eating of athose things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that han idol is nothing in the world, and that ithere is none other God but one. For kthough there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But ito us there is but one God, lthe Father, mof whom are all things, and we ||in him; and none Lord Jesus Christ, oby whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that bknowledge: for some pwith conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as aa thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak qis defiled. But rmeat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, ||are we the better; neither, if we eat not, ||are we the worse. But stake heed tlest by any means this ||liberty of yours become a ustumblingblock vto them that are weak. 10 For wif any man see thee which hast bknowledge sit at meat in xthe idol’s temple, shall not pthe conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat athose things which are offered to idols; 11 wAnd through thy knowledge shall vthe weak brother perish, yfor whom Christ died? 12 But zwhen ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, aif meat bmake my brother to offend, cI will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I bmake my brother to offend.

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a

ver. 4, 7, 10. See Acts 15:29.

b

ver. 7, 10. See Rom. 15:14. Comp. Rom. 14:14, 22. ch. 10:15.

b

ver. 7, 10. See Rom. 15:14. Comp. Rom. 14:14, 22. ch. 10:15.

c

Comp. Rom. 14:3, 10.

d

See ch. 4:6.

e

See Acts 9:31.

f

Gal. 6:3. So ch. 3:18. & 13:8, 9, 12. 1 Tim. 6:4.

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a

ver. 4, 7, 10. See Acts 15:29.

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k

Comp. John 10:34.

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||

Or, for him. Rom. 11:36 (Gk.).

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o

See John 1:3.

b

ver. 7, 10. See Rom. 15:14. Comp. Rom. 14:14, 22. ch. 10:15.

p

ch. 10:25, 27–29.

a

ver. 4, 7, 10. See Acts 15:29.

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||

Or, have we the more.

||

Or, have we the less.

s

See ch. 1:26.

t

So Gal. 5:13. Comp. ch. 10:23.

||

Or, power. ch. 9:4–6, 12, 18.

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v

ver. 11. See Rom. 14:1.

w

ch. 10:28.

b

ver. 7, 10. See Rom. 15:14. Comp. Rom. 14:14, 22. ch. 10:15.

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p

ch. 10:25, 27–29.

Gr. edified.

a

ver. 4, 7, 10. See Acts 15:29.

w

ch. 10:28.

v

ver. 11. See Rom. 14:1.

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z

Comp. Matt. 25:40, 45.

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