New International Version
So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.
King James Bible
And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
Darby Bible Translation
and the weak [one], the brother for whose sake Christ died, will perish through thy knowledge.
World English Bible
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
Young's Literal Translation
and the brother who is infirm shall perish by thy knowledge, because of whom Christ died?
1 Corinthians 8:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall the weak brother perish - Being first taught by thy conduct that there was no harm in thus eating, he grieves the Spirit of God; becomes again darkened and hardened; and, sliding back into idolatry, dies in it, and so finally perishes.
For whom Christ died? - So we learn that a man may perish for whom Christ died: this admits of no quibble. If a man for whom Christ died, apostatizing from Christianity, (for he is called a brother though weak), return again to and die in idolatry, cannot go to heaven; then a man for whom Christ died may perish everlastingly. And if it were possible for a believer, whether strong or weak, to retrace his steps back to idolatry and die in it, surely it is possible for a man, who had escaped the pollutions that are in the world, to return to it, live and die in its spirit, and perish everlastingly also. Let him that readeth understand.
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"Take heed lest this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling-block." --1 CORINTHIANS viii. 8-13. That is a very solemn warning. My liberty may trip someone into bondage. If life were an affair of one my liberty might be wholesome; but it is an affair of many, and my liberty may be destructive to my fellows. I am not only responsible for my life, but for its influence. When a thing has been lived there is still the example to deal with. If orange peel be thrown upon the pavement, that is not the end …
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How those are to be Admonished who do Bad Things Secretly and Good Things Openly, and those who do Contrariwise.
"And Hereby we do Know that we Know Him, if we Keep his Commandments. "
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
1 Corinthians 8:4
So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that "An idol is nothing at all in the world" and that "There is no God but one."
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