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.
I know, being fully assured by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: it is only so to him that thinks it is unclean.
are all things lawful for me? yet all things are not expedient: are all things lawful for me? yet all things do not edify.
But every one has not this knowledge: for some still imagine the idol represents a deity: and eat the meat under the notion of an offering to such a being: by which erroneous opinion they are infected with idolatry.
but I mortify my body, and bring it into subjection: lest after having been a herald to others, I my self should be thrown out.
not, that we had no just claim, but to present ourselves as a pattern, which you should imitate,
As to the eating therefore of what is offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that the heathen deities have no real existence, and that there is but one God.
if others partake of your substance, have not I a better title? nevertheless, I have not made use of this privilege; but bear with any thing rather than obstruct the gospel of Christ.
take care not to deprive yourselves of the divine favour: and that no poisonous root spring up, and spread a general infection among you.
they are a disgrace to your love-feasts, they indulge themselves at your festivals without reserve: clouds without water, transported with every wind: trees whose fruit soon withers and is useless, twice dead and rooted up: