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1 Corinthians 1:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

that by Him you were enriched in everything—in all speech and all knowledge.

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

Food Offered to Idols

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.”[a] Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.


  1. 1 Corinthians 8:1 See note at 1Co 6:12-13.

1 Corinthians 8:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

However, not everyone has this knowledge. In fact, some have been so used to idolatry up until now that when they eat food offered to an idol, their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

1 Corinthians 8:10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 For if someone sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, won’t his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered to idols?

1 Corinthians 12:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

to one is given a message of wisdom
through the Spirit,
to another, a message of knowledge
by the same Spirit,

1 Corinthians 13:2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If I have the gift of prophecy
and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith
so that I can move mountains
but do not have love, I am nothing.


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