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yet for us there is One God the Father, from Whom are all things, and we are[a] for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom are all things, and we are through Him. But this knowledge is not in all people. But some, by the accustomed-habit[b] of the idol until now, eat this food as[c] food-sacrificed-to-an-idol. And their conscience, being weak, is stained[d]. But food will not bring us[e] near[f] to God— neither if we do not eat are we lacking, nor if we eat are we abounding.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 8:6 Or, exist.
  2. 1 Corinthians 8:7 Or, habitual-use.
  3. 1 Corinthians 8:7 That is, as if the sacrifice, the eating, and the food still carry their old meanings.
  4. 1 Corinthians 8:7 Or, soiled, dirtied.
  5. 1 Corinthians 8:8 That is, us having knowledge, whose choices are the focus of the entire discussion in chapters 8-10.
  6. 1 Corinthians 8:8 Or, present us to God (for reward or judgment).

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