But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumblingblock to those that are weak.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.
Because of food, do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed are clean, but it is evil for that man who eats with offense.
Bear with the one who is sick in the faith, but not unto doubtful discernment.
Let us, therefore, not judge one another any more, but judge this rather: that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
For if anyone sees thee who hast this knowledge sit at food in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols?
Let no one seek his own good, but that of the other.
as being free, yet not using your liberty to cover maliciousness, but as slaves of God.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God. I am the LORD.
And shall say, Clear away, clear away, level the way, take away the stumblingblocks out of the way of my people.
Son of man, these men have caused their uncleanness to come up over their heart and have established the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
Because they served them before their idols and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore I have lifted up my hand regarding them, said the Lord GOD, that they shall bear their iniquity.
But whosoever shall cause one of these little ones who believe in me to fall, it would be better for him that a millstone such as is turned by an ass be hanged about his neck and that he be sunk in the depth of the sea.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in the heavens their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.
Then he said unto the disciples, It is impossible that offenses will not come, but woe unto the one through whom they come!
We then that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.
In this manner, therefore, sinning against the brethren and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak; I am made all things to everyone, that I might by all means save some.
conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other, for why should my liberty be judged by another man's conscience?
Be without offense, neither to the Jews nor to the Gentiles nor to the congregation of God;
I speak as concerning the reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit in that in which another is bold, (I speak foolishly), I am bold also.
promising them liberty, being they themselves the slaves of corruption: for he who is overcome by someone is subject to bondage by the one that overcame him.
But I have a few things against thee because thou hast there those that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication.