But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
But knowledge is not in all: but some, with conscience of the idol, until now eat as of a thing sacrificed to idols; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God save one.
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and intelligent in their own esteem!
to abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication; keeping yourselves from which ye will do well. Farewell.
Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.
But I am persuaded, my brethren, I myself also, concerning you, that yourselves also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
For thou hast confided in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath seduced thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
Wherefore I judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God;
But concerning those of the nations who have believed, we have written, deciding that they should observe no such thing, only to keep themselves both from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication.
For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in;
Have the same respect one for another, not minding high things, but going along with the lowly: be not wise in your own eyes:
But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou make little of thy brother? for we shall all be placed before the judgment-seat of God.
I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except to him who reckons anything to be unclean, to that man it is unclean.
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he who does not judge himself in what he allows.
that in everything ye have been enriched in him, in all word of doctrine, and all knowledge,
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye prudent in Christ: we weak, but ye strong: ye glorious, but we in dishonour.
But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;
And ye are puffed up, and ye have not rather mourned, in order that he that has done this deed might be taken away out of the midst of you.
Your boasting is not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, sitting at table in an idol-house, shall not his conscience, he being weak, be emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to the idol?
What then do I say? that what is sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything?
But if any one say to you, This is offered to holy purposes, do not eat, for his sake that pointed it out, and conscience sake;
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
Brethren, be not children in your minds, but in malice be babes; but in your minds be grown men.
Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.
from whom the whole body, fitted together, and connected by every joint of supply, according to the working in its measure of each one part, works for itself the increase of the body to its self-building up in love.
Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
But I have a few things against thee: that thou hast there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a snare before the sons of Israel, to eat of idol sacrifices and commit fornication.
But I have against thee that thou permittest the woman Jezebel, she who calls herself prophetess, and she teaches and leads astray my servants to commit fornication and eat of idol sacrifices.