However, not all people (A)have this knowledge; but (B)some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. Now (C)food will not bring us [a]close to God; we are neither [b]the worse if we do not eat, nor [c]the better if we do eat. But (D)take care that this [d]freedom of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the (E)weak. 10 For if someone sees you, the one who has (F)knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will his conscience, if he is weak, not be strengthened to eat (G)things sacrificed to idols? 11 For through (H)your knowledge the one who is weak (I)is ruined, the brother or sister for whose sake Christ died. 12 (J)And so, by sinning against the brothers and sisters and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin (K)against Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 8:8 Or before God
  2. 1 Corinthians 8:8 Lit lacking
  3. 1 Corinthians 8:8 Lit abounding
  4. 1 Corinthians 8:9 Lit right

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