1Now concerning sacrifices offered to idols: we know well that we all have knowledge; knowledge makes for pride, but love ennobles. 2And if any man thinks of himself that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know it. 3But if any man loves Elohim, the same is known of Him.
4As concerning the eating of food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other Elohim but one. 5For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or earth, just as there are many gods and many lords, 6to us there is one Elohim, HaAv, from whom comes everything and by whom we live; and one יהוה Yeshua HaMashi’akh, by whom are all things, and we also by Him.
7But there is not in every man that knowledge; for some with clear conscience eat that which has been offered to idols as a sacrifice; and their conscience being weak is defiled. 8But meat does not bring us closer to Elohim; for neither if we eat are we the better, neither if we do not eat are we the worse. 9But be careful lest this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to the weak. 10For if anyone should see you, who has knowledge, at table in the temple of idols, shall not the conscience of him who is weak encourage him to eat that which is sacrificed to idols? 11So the one who is weak and for whom Mashi’akh died will be lost through your indifference. 12And, if you offend your brothers, and so influence their weak conscience, you also offend Mashi’akh. 13Therefore if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat, so that I may not cause my brother to offend.
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