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1 Corinthians 8:8

8 But afood will not 1commend us to God; we are neither 2the worse if we do not eat, nor 3the better if we do eat.

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1 Corinthians 8:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

It’s true that we can’t win God’s approval by what we eat. We don’t lose anything if we don’t eat it, and we don’t gain anything if we do.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

But food will not bring us closer to God. Refusing to eat does not make us less pleasing to God, and eating does not make us better in God’s sight.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Food will not affect our relationship with God. We are no worse off if we eat that food and no better off if we don’t.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don’t eat, and we are not better if we do eat.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Food will not bring us close to God.” We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But food does not bring us close to God. For neither if we eat do we have more, nor if we do not eat do we lack.

1 Corinthians 8:8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

But food doesn’t bring us close to God. We are no worse if we don’t eat. We are no better if we do eat.