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Therefore concerning the eating of the foods-sacrificed-to-idols— we know that an idol is nothing[a] in the world, and that there is no God except one. For even if-indeed there are ones being called gods, whether in heaven or on earth— as-indeed there are many[b] gods and many lords— yet for us there is One God the Father, from Whom are all things, and we are[c] for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom are all things, and we are through Him.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 8:4 Or, that there is no idol (no genuine representation of any god).
  2. 1 Corinthians 8:5 Paul later calls them demons, 10:20.
  3. 1 Corinthians 8:6 Or, exist.

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