1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Corinthians 8
1 To abstain from meats offered to idols. 8, 9 We must not abuse our Christian liberty, to the offence of our brethren: 11 but must bridle our knowledge with charity.
8:1 ¶ And concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that we all have knowledge: knowledge puffeth up, but love buildeth up;
8:2 and if any one doth think to know anything, he hath not yet known anything according as it behoveth [him] to know;
8:3 and if any one doth love God, this one hath been known by Him.
8:4 Concerning the eating then of the things sacrificed to idols, we have known that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that there is no other God except one;
8:5 for even if there are those called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon earthas there are gods many and lords many
8:6 yet to us [is] one God, the Father, of whom [are] the all things, and we to Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom [are] the all things, and we through Him;
8:7 but not in all men [is] the knowledge, and certain with conscience of the idol, till now, as a thing sacrificed to an idol do eat [it], and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
8:8 But victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind;
8:9 but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
8:10 for if any one may see thee that hast knowledge in an idol's temple reclining at meatshall not his consciencehe being infirmbe emboldened to eat the things sacrificed to idols,
8:11 and the brother who is infirm shall perish by thy knowledge, because of whom Christ died?
8:12 and thus sinning in regard to the brethren, and smiting their weak consciencein regard to Christ ye sin;
8:13 wherefore, if victuals cause my brother to stumble, I may eat no fleshto the agethat my brother I may not cause to stumble.
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