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1 Corinthians 8


1 περὶ δὲ τῶν εἰδωλοθύτων, οἴδαμεν ὅτι πάντες γνῶσιν ἔχομεν. ἡ γνῶσις φυσιοῖ, ἡ δὲ ἀγάπη οἰκοδομεῖ.

2 εἴ τις δοκεῖ ἐγνωκέναι τι, οὔπω ἔγνω καθὼς δεῖ γνῶναι·

3 εἰ δέ τις ἀγαπᾷ τὸν θεόν, οὖτος ἔγνωσται ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ.

4 περὶ τῆς βρώσεως οὗν τῶν εἰδωλοθύτων οἴδαμεν ὅτι οὐδὲν εἴδωλον ἐν κόσμῳ, καὶ ὅτι οὐδεὶς θεὸς εἰ μὴ εἷς.

5 καὶ γὰρ εἴπερ εἰσὶν λεγόμενοι θεοὶ εἴτε ἐν οὐρανῶ εἴτε ἐπὶ γῆς, ὥσπερ εἰσὶν θεοὶ πολλοὶ καὶ κύριοι πολλοί,

6 ἀλλ᾽ ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὖ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος ἰησοῦς χριστός, δι᾽ οὖ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς δι᾽ αὐτοῦ.

7 ἀλλ᾽ οὐκ ἐν πᾶσιν ἡ γνῶσις· τινὲς δὲ τῇ συνηθείᾳ ἕως ἄρτι τοῦ εἰδώλου ὡς εἰδωλόθυτον ἐσθίουσιν, καὶ ἡ συνείδησις αὐτῶν ἀσθενὴς οὗσα μολύνεται.

8 βρῶμα δὲ ἡμᾶς οὐ παραστήσει τῶ θεῶ· οὔτε ἐὰν μὴ φάγωμεν ὑστερούμεθα, οὔτε ἐὰν φάγωμεν περισσεύομεν.

9 βλέπετε δὲ μή πως ἡ ἐξουσία ὑμῶν αὕτη πρόσκομμα γένηται τοῖς ἀσθενέσιν.

10 ἐὰν γάρ τις ἴδῃ σὲ τὸν ἔχοντα γνῶσιν ἐν εἰδωλείῳ κατακείμενον, οὐχὶ ἡ συνείδησις αὐτοῦ ἀσθενοῦς ὄντος οἰκοδομηθήσεται εἰς τὸ τὰ εἰδωλόθυτα ἐσθίειν;

11 ἀπόλλυται γὰρ ὁ ἀσθενῶν ἐν τῇ σῇ γνώσει, ὁ ἀδελφὸς δι᾽ ὃν χριστὸς ἀπέθανεν.

12 οὕτως δὲ ἁμαρτάνοντες εἰς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς καὶ τύπτοντες αὐτῶν τὴν συνείδησιν ἀσθενοῦσαν εἰς χριστὸν ἁμαρτάνετε.

13 διόπερ εἰ βρῶμα σκανδαλίζει τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, οὐ μὴ φάγω κρέα εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ἵνα μὴ τὸν ἀδελφόν μου σκανδαλίσω.


1  Now1161 as touching4012 things offered unto idols,1494 we know1492 that3754 we all3956 have2192 knowledge.1108 Knowledge1108 puffeth up,5448 but1161 charity26 edifieth.3618

2  And1161 if1487 any man5100 think1380 that he knoweth1492 any thing,5100 he knoweth1097 nothing3762 yet3764 as2531 he ought1163 to know.1097

3  But1161 if1487 any man5100 love25 God,2316 the same3778 is known1097 of5259 him.846

4  As concerning4012 therefore3767 the3588 eating1035 of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols,1494 we know1492 that3754 an idol1497 is nothing3762 in1722 the world,2889 and2532 that3754 there is none3762 other2087 God2316 but1508 one.1520

5  For1063 though2532 1512 there be1526 that are called3004 gods,2316 whether1535 in1722 heaven3772 or1535 in1909 earth,1093 (as5618 there be1526 gods2316 many,4183 and2532 lords2962 many,)4183

6  But235 to us2254 there is but one1520 God,2316 the3588 Father,3962 of1537 whom3739 are all things,3956 and2532 we2249 in1519 him;846 and2532 one1520 Lord2962 Jesus2424 Christ,5547 by1223 whom3739 are all things,3956 and2532 we2249 by1223 him.846

7  Howbeit235 there is not3756 in1722 every man3956 that knowledge:1108 for1161 some5100 with conscience4893 of the3588 idol1497 unto2193 this hour737 eat2068 it as5613 a thing offered unto an idol;1494 and2532 their848 conscience4893 being5607 weak772 is defiled.3435

8  But1161 meat1033 commendeth3936 us2248 not3756 to God:2316 for1063 neither,3777 if1437 we eat,5315 are we the better;4052 neither,3777 if1437 we eat5315 not,3361 are we the worse.5302

9  But1161 take heed991 lest by any means3381 this3778 liberty1849 of yours5216 become1096 a stumblingblock4348 to them that are weak.770

10  For1063 if1437 any man5100 see1492 thee4571 which hast2192 knowledge1108 sit at meat2621 in1722 the idol's temple,1493 shall not3780 the3588 conscience4893 of him846 which is5607 weak772 be emboldened3618 to eat2068 those things which are offered to idols;1494

11  And2532 through1909 thy4674 knowledge1108 shall the3588 weak770 brother80 perish,622 for1223 whom3739 Christ5547 died?599

12  But1161 when ye sin264 so3779 against1519 the3588 brethren,80 and2532 wound5180 their848 weak770 conscience,4893 ye sin264 against1519 Christ.5547

13  Wherefore,1355 if1487 meat1033 make my brother to offend,4624 3450 80 I will eat5315 no3364 flesh2907 while the world standeth,1519 3588 165 lest3363 I make my brother to offend.4624 3450 80


1 De iis autem quæ idolis sacrificantur, scimus quia omnes scientiam habemus. Scientia inflat, caritas vero ædificat.

2 Si quis autem se existimat scire aliquid, nondum cognovit quemadmodum oporteat eum scire.

3 Si quis autem diligit Deum, hic cognitus est ab eo.

4 De escis autem quæ idolis immolantur, scimus quia nihil est idolum in mundo, et quod nullus est Deus, nisi unus.

5 Nam etsi sunt qui dicantur dii sive in cælo, sive in terra (siquidem sunt dii multi, et domini multi):

6 nobis tamen unus est Deus, Pater, ex quo omnia, et nos in illum: et unus Dominus Jesus Christus, per quem omnia, et nos per ipsum.

7 Sed non in omnibus est scientia. Quidam autem cum conscientia usque nunc idoli, quasi idolothytum manducant: et conscientia ipsorum cum sit infirma, polluitur.

8 Esca autem nos non commendat Deo. Neque enim si manducaverimus, abundabimus: neque si non manducaverimus, deficiemus.

9 Videte autem ne forte hæc licentia vestra offendiculum fiat infirmis.

10 Si enim quis viderit eum, qui habet scientiam, in idolio recumbentem: nonne conscientia ejus, cum sit infirma, ædificabitur ad manducandum idolothyta?

11 Et peribit infirmus in tua scientia, frater, propter quem Christus mortuus est?

12 Sic autem peccantes in fratres, et percutientes conscientiam eorum infirmam, in Christum peccatis.

13 Quapropter si esca scandalizat fratrem meum, non manducabo carnem in æternum, ne fratrem meum scandalizem.

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