Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;
Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause my brother to stumble.
Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.
What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)
but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.