The Weak and the Strong

14 Accept the one whose faith is weak,(A) without quarreling over disputable matters.

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But not everyone possesses this knowledge.(A) Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak,(B) it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God;(C) we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block(D) to the weak.(E) 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?(F) 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed(G) by your knowledge. 12 When you sin against them(H) in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.(I)

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