1 Concerning things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
2 If any man thinks he knows any thing, he really knows nothing, according to what he ought to know.
3 But if any man loves God, God knows him.
4 Concerning the eating of food offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
5 There are those called gods in heaven or on earth. There are many gods and many lords.
6 But to us there is but one God, the Father. All things come from him and we live for him. And there is one Lord Jesus Christ. All things were made through him and we were made through him.
7 Not all people know this. Some eat food offered to idols and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8 But food will not recommend us to God. If we do not eat we are not worse. If we eat we are not better.
9 Be careful that this freedom does not become a stumbling block to those who are weak.
10 If any man with knowledge sees you having a meal from an idols temple, will the conscience of the weak one be emboldened encouraged to eat food offered to idols?
11 And because of your knowledge the weak brother will perish. Christ died for him!
12 When you sin against your brothers and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
13 If food makes my brother stumble I will eat no food at all so I do not make my brother stumble.