New International Version
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
King James Bible
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
Darby Bible Translation
But see lest anywise this your right [to eat] itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.
World English Bible
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
Young's Literal Translation
but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
1 Corinthians 8:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But take heed - Lest by frequenting such feasts and eating things offered to idols, under the conviction that an idol is nothing, and that you may eat those things innocently, this liberty of yours should become a means of grievously offending a weak brother who has not your knowledge, or inducing one who respects you for your superior knowledge to partake of these things with the conscience, the persuasion and belief, that an idol is something, and to conclude, that as you partake of such things, so he may also, and with safety. He is not possessed of your superior information on this point, and he eats to the idol what you take as a common meal.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
liberty. or, power. a stumbling-block.
LibraryDecember the Fourteenth the Sacred Use of Liberty
"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 …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
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.
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
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.
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.
1 Corinthians 8:10
For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol's temple, won't that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?
1 Corinthians 10:28
But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.
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