Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.
2 And if any man thinks that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
3 But if any man loves God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), the same is known of Him.
4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God (Elohim) but one.
5 For though there be that are called gods (elohim), whether in heaven or on earth, as there be gods (elohim) many, and lords (adonim) many,
6 But to us there is but one God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH), the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord (Adon) YHWH haMashiach, by whom are all things, and we by Him.
7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge; for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8 But food commendeth us not to God (Elohim); for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
10 For if any man sees you who hast knowledge sit at meat 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;
11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom the Messiah (haMashiach) died?
12 But when you sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against the Messiah (haMashiach).
13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.