1 Corinthians 8:8
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English Standard Version
Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

King James Bible
But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

1 Corinthians 8:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Commendeth - not (οὐ παραστήσει)

Lit., present. Rev., more correctly, will not commend. See on shewed himself, Acts 1:3.

1 Corinthians 8:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

meat.

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

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

Colossians 2:20-23 Why if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances...

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

are we the better. or, have we the more. are we the worse. or, have we the less.

Cross References
Matthew 25:15
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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