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

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block(B) to the weak.(C) 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?(D) 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed(E) by your knowledge. 12 When you sin against them(F) in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.(G) 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.(H)

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