Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


But if any one say to you, This hath been offered in sacrifice to an idol, do not eat of it, on account of him that showed you this, and from a regard to conscience; conscience I mean, not thine own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty to be judged by another conscience [than my own]? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I to be evil spoken of in a matter for which I give thanks? read more.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or Greeks, or to the church of God; as I also strive to please all in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many; that they may be saved.


But there is not in all men this knowledge; for some, with a conscience directed toward the idol even now, eat of it as a thing offered in sacrifice to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food will not recommend us to God; if we do not eat, we are not the worse; nor if we do eat, are we the better. But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. read more.
For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died! But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?

and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk becomingly toward those without, and may have need of nothing.


Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him that accounteth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. For if on account of food thy brother is made to mourn, thou art no longer walking according to love. Do not with thy food destroy him for whom Christ died. Let not then the blessing which ye enjoy be evil spoken of. read more.
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; for he who in this matter serveth Christ is wellpleasing to God, and approved by men. Let us then strive to promote peace, and the edification of each other. Do not for the sake of food undo the work of God. All things indeed are clean; but that which is pure is evil for that man who eateth so as to be an occasion of sin. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is put in danger of falling, or is made weak. Thou hast faith; have it to thyself before God. Happy is he who doth not condemn himself in that which he alloweth. But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he doeth it not from faith; but every thing which is not from faith is sin.

Now concerning the things offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth; if any one think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet, as he ought to know; but if any one love God, the same is known by Him. read more.
Concerning the eating of the things offered in sacrifice to idols, then, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; yet to us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we to him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him. But there is not in all men this knowledge; for some, with a conscience directed toward the idol even now, eat of it as a thing offered in sacrifice to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food will not recommend us to God; if we do not eat, we are not the worse; nor if we do eat, are we the better. But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died! But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?

Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men, judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a partaking of the blood of Christ? the loaf which we break, is it not a partaking of the body of Christ? read more.
For we, the many, are one loaf, one body; for we all share in that one loaf. Look at Israel by natural descent. Have not those who eat of the sacrifices, communion with the altar? What do I say then? That what is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything? Or that an idol is anything? Nay, but that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I would not that ye should have communion with demons. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons; ye cannot be partakers of the Lords table, and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all things are not edifying. Let no one seek his own pleasure, but the good of others. Whatever is sold in the market that eat, without asking questions for the sake of conscience; for "the earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof." And if one who is an unbeliever inviteth you to a feast, and ye choose to go, eat whatever is set before you, without asking any questions for the sake of conscience. But if any one say to you, This hath been offered in sacrifice to an idol, do not eat of it, on account of him that showed you this, and from a regard to conscience; conscience I mean, not thine own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty to be judged by another conscience [than my own]? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I to be evil spoken of in a matter for which I give thanks? Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or Greeks, or to the church of God; as I also strive to please all in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many; that they may be saved.



Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him that accounteth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. For if on account of food thy brother is made to mourn, thou art no longer walking according to love. Do not with thy food destroy him for whom Christ died. Let not then the blessing which ye enjoy be evil spoken of. read more.
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; for he who in this matter serveth Christ is wellpleasing to God, and approved by men. Let us then strive to promote peace, and the edification of each other. Do not for the sake of food undo the work of God. All things indeed are clean; but that which is pure is evil for that man who eateth so as to be an occasion of sin. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is put in danger of falling, or is made weak. Thou hast faith; have it to thyself before God. Happy is he who doth not condemn himself in that which he alloweth. But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he doeth it not from faith; but every thing which is not from faith is sin.

Now concerning the things offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth; if any one think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet, as he ought to know; but if any one love God, the same is known by Him. read more.
Concerning the eating of the things offered in sacrifice to idols, then, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; yet to us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we to him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him. But there is not in all men this knowledge; for some, with a conscience directed toward the idol even now, eat of it as a thing offered in sacrifice to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food will not recommend us to God; if we do not eat, we are not the worse; nor if we do eat, are we the better. But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died! But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?

Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men, judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a partaking of the blood of Christ? the loaf which we break, is it not a partaking of the body of Christ? read more.
For we, the many, are one loaf, one body; for we all share in that one loaf. Look at Israel by natural descent. Have not those who eat of the sacrifices, communion with the altar? What do I say then? That what is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything? Or that an idol is anything? Nay, but that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I would not that ye should have communion with demons. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons; ye cannot be partakers of the Lords table, and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all things are not edifying. Let no one seek his own pleasure, but the good of others. Whatever is sold in the market that eat, without asking questions for the sake of conscience; for "the earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof." And if one who is an unbeliever inviteth you to a feast, and ye choose to go, eat whatever is set before you, without asking any questions for the sake of conscience. But if any one say to you, This hath been offered in sacrifice to an idol, do not eat of it, on account of him that showed you this, and from a regard to conscience; conscience I mean, not thine own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty to be judged by another conscience [than my own]? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I to be evil spoken of in a matter for which I give thanks? Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or Greeks, or to the church of God; as I also strive to please all in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many; that they may be saved.



Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?


But I have a few things against thee; thou hast there them that hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumblingblock in the way of the sons of Israel, and to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.



Let us then no longer judge one another; but let this rather be your judgment, not to put a stumblingblock, or an occasion to fall, in a brothers way.





Woe to you lawyers! because ye have taken away the key of knowledge; ye have not entered yourselves, and those who were entering ye have hindered.





And David saith, "Let their table become a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense to them;

But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died! read more.
But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?



Now concerning the things offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth; if any one think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet, as he ought to know; but if any one love God, the same is known by Him. read more.
Concerning the eating of the things offered in sacrifice to idols, then, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; yet to us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we to him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him. But there is not in all men this knowledge; for some, with a conscience directed toward the idol even now, eat of it as a thing offered in sacrifice to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food will not recommend us to God; if we do not eat, we are not the worse; nor if we do eat, are we the better. But take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak. For if any one see thee, who hast knowledge, at table in an idols temple, will not the conscience of him that is weak be emboldened to eat the things offered to idols? For through thy knowledge he that is weak perisheth,the brother for whom Christ died! But when ye so sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?

But thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? And thou, too, why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgmentseat of God. For it is written, "As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall give praise to God." So then every one of us will give account of himself to God. read more.
Let us then no longer judge one another; but let this rather be your judgment, not to put a stumblingblock, or an occasion to fall, in a brothers way. I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him that accounteth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. For if on account of food thy brother is made to mourn, thou art no longer walking according to love. Do not with thy food destroy him for whom Christ died. Let not then the blessing which ye enjoy be evil spoken of. For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; for he who in this matter serveth Christ is wellpleasing to God, and approved by men. Let us then strive to promote peace, and the edification of each other. Do not for the sake of food undo the work of God. All things indeed are clean; but that which is pure is evil for that man who eateth so as to be an occasion of sin. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is put in danger of falling, or is made weak. Thou hast faith; have it to thyself before God. Happy is he who doth not condemn himself in that which he alloweth. But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he doeth it not from faith; but every thing which is not from faith is sin.

All things are lawful, but all things are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all things are not edifying. Let no one seek his own pleasure, but the good of others. Whatever is sold in the market that eat, without asking questions for the sake of conscience; read more.
for "the earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof." And if one who is an unbeliever inviteth you to a feast, and ye choose to go, eat whatever is set before you, without asking any questions for the sake of conscience. But if any one say to you, This hath been offered in sacrifice to an idol, do not eat of it, on account of him that showed you this, and from a regard to conscience; conscience I mean, not thine own, but that of the other. For why is my liberty to be judged by another conscience [than my own]? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I to be evil spoken of in a matter for which I give thanks? Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or Greeks, or to the church of God; as I also strive to please all in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many; that they may be saved.



Wherefore, if food cause my brother to fall, I will eat no flesh for ever, lest I cause my brother to fall. Am I not free?