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25 But as for the Gentiles who have believed, (A)we have sent a letter with our judgement that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled,[a] and from sexual immorality.”

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  1. Acts 21:25 Some manuscripts omit and from what has been strangled

Food Offered to Idols

Now concerning[a] (A)food offered to idols: we know that (B)“all of us possess knowledge”. This “knowledge” (C)puffs up, (D)but love builds up.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 8:1 The expression Now concerning introduces a reply to a question in the Corinthians' letter; see 7:1

Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that (A)“an idol has no real existence”, and that (B)“there is no God but one.”

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However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, (A)through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and (B)their conscience, being weak, is defiled.

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10 For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating[a] in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged,[b] if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?

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  1. 1 Corinthians 8:10 Greek reclining at table
  2. 1 Corinthians 8:10 Or fortified; Greek built up

19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that (A)an idol is anything?

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14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of (A)Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might (B)eat food sacrificed to idols and (C)practise sexual immorality.

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20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman (A)Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants[a] (B)to practise sexual immorality and (C)to eat food sacrificed to idols.

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  1. Revelation 2:20 Greek bondservants

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