But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake;
Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.
Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
A Psalm of David.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
The heavens are the heavens of the Lord,
But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
“I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’
For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
However not all men have this knowledge; but 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.
For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.