1 Corinthians 8:1

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
New King James Version

Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but loves edifies.
New American Standard Bible

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant (puffs up), but love edifies.
New International Version

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge (or, We all possess knowledge). Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
The Amplified Bible

Now about food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matter. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Now, concerning things sacrificed to idols, We know, [do you say?], because all of us are possessers of knowledge. The aforementioned knowledge inflates the ego, but the love [God’s love produced in the heart] builds up [the Christian life].
Phillips’ Modern English

Now to deal with the matter of food which has been sacrificed to idols. It is easy to think we “know” over problems like this, but we should remember that while this “knowing” may make a man look big, it is only love that can make him grow up to his full stature.
Williams’ Language of the People

Now about the foods that have been sacrificed to idols; We know that every one of us has some knowledge of the matter. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
 
1 Cor. 7:40 π 1 Cor. 8:2
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  1. The Course of Revelation - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Those who completely reject revelation are in as great an error as are those who falsely claim to possess special revelation.

  2. Experience Required - Neil Girrard Can we really know God apart from our experience?

  3. Fearing Man; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard This ruler’s work lies in the realm of getting us to fear (respectfully obey) man rather than God, that is, obey any man or follow any tradition, philosophy or teaching of man rather than obey God.

  4. Financial Scams; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard One of mammon’s more effective and therefore more dangerous deceptions has been to get people to think vicarious charity is the same thing as Christ’s agape love.

  5. Knowledge and Truth - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Knowledge can be a useful tool or a destructive weapon. How do we know what we have?

  6. Lopsided Theology - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) If there is any word that might come closest to describing everyone’s ideas about Christ and God in this time and season, it would be the word “lopsided.”

  7. Maturing in Christ: Advice to New - and Old - Believers - Neil Girrard The path to spiritual maturity is not just a walk up an aisle or even an overnight journey. There are many things we need to observe in our spiritual journey toward God to be certain we don’t get off the path that leads to life.

  8. The Most Dangerous Man in the Assembly - Neil Girrard The most dangerous man in the assembly is the least likely suspect – he’s very likely to be the one who has the most Bible knowledge!

  9. The Mother of Abominations - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) “Mystery Babylon” encompasses more than most people realize.

  10. Pressing Into the Kingdom - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) The kingdom of God differs from the law and the prophets – why is that important?

  11. The Promise of Eternal Life - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Juan Ponce de Leon’s pursuit of the fountain of youth in the 1500s is very comparable to modern “Christianity’s” ideas on how to gain eternal life.

  12. Spectator Sport - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) In the face of the many multiplied thousands of “churches” proliferating around the world, the world grows swiftly darker and more evil. Are God’s methods actually ineffective and impotent?

  13. Spectrums: “Church” or Ekklesia - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Any individual, whether the worst kind of evil villain or the best kind of saint or hero, is a combination of both good and bad characteristics – so why are led to believe that an assembly, which is made up of many individuals, must be either merely “good” or “bad” and not some mixture of both?

  14. Strong Delusion - Neil Girrard When God sends strong delusion on all who take pleasure in unrighteousness, who can stand?

  15. Teachers - Neil Girrard Teachers are a part of the body of Christ - and a prominent part of the apostasy. So which is which?

  16. What’s In a Title? - Neil Girrard What’s in a title? More than most bargain for.
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