|Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.
|If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;
|but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.
|Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is [anything] in the world, and that there is no God but one.
|For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;
|yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.
|Howbeit there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, being used until now to the idol, eat as [of] a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
|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.
|But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.
|For if a man see thee who hast knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
|For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
|And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, ye sin against Christ.
|Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.