What do I say then? that the idol is anything or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?
As concerning, therefore, the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities; and I also will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with foolish Gentiles.
All the Gentiles are as nothing before him, and they are counted to him as vanity and as less than nothing.
Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,
So then neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters, but God that gives the increase.
And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.