are all things lawful for me? yet all things are not expedient: are all things lawful for me? yet all things do not edify.
Are all things lawful for me? however, all things are not expedient: are all things lawful for me? however, I will not be a slave to any.
now if your brother be endanger'd by your eating, you violate the obligations of love: for such a matter as eating, will you risk his life, for whom Christ died?
Let us therefore pursue those things which tend to peace, and mutual edification.
I add, we that are better inform'd ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not study our own pleasure.
Now as to things offered to idols, 'tis certain that the knowledge you all pretend to have, swells you with pride, but 'tis charity that edifieth.
but he that expounds, speaks to the edification, exhortation, and comfort of men.
But since there is emulation among you concerning spiritual gifts, seek to abound in the exercise of such gifts as tend most to the edification of the church.
thy thanksgiving indeed is right, but the other is not all edified by it.
what is then to be done, my brethren? when you come together, one of you with a psalm, another with a doctrine, another with a strange tongue, another with a revelation, another with an interpretation: let the whole be done to edification.
do you think I have been making excuses for not coming? as I am a christian, in the presence of God, I have, my beloved, in every thing consulted your advantage.
let no obscene language defile your mouth, use only such as tends to edification, that it may be beneficial to the hearers.