1 Corinthians 8:8
Good News Translation
Food, however, will not improve our relation with God; we shall not lose anything if we do not eat, nor shall we gain anything if we do eat.

Contemporary English Version
But food doesn't bring us any closer to God. We are no worse off if we don't eat, and we are no better off if we do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less.

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But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less.

meat.

1 Corinthians 6:13 Meat for the belly and the belly for the meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord: and the Lord for the body.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink: but justice and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Colossians 2:20-23 If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world? . . .

Hebrews 13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.

are we the better.

Context
Food Sacrificed to Idols
7But there is not knowledge in every one. For some until this present, with conscience of the idol, eat as a thing sacrificed to an idol: and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less. 9But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:15
And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink: but justice and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Additional Translations
But food does not bring us closer to God: We are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

But food will not commend us to God; neither if we should eat do we come short, nor if we should not eat, do we have an advantage.

But meat commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage.

But meat will not commend us to God: neither, if we eat not, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

But food commendeth us not to God: for neither if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse.

It is true that a particular kind of food will not bring us into God's presence; we are neither inferior to others if we abstain from it, nor superior to them if we eat it.

But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.

But victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind;
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