19 What do I mean then ? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything , or that an idol is anything ? 20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice , they sacrifice to demons and not to God ; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons . 21 You cannot e drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons ; you cannot e partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons . 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy ? We are not stronger than He, are we?
Do All to the Glory of God
23 All things are lawful , but not all things are profitable . All things are lawful , but not all things edify . 24 Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor . 25 Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake ; 26 FOR THE EARTH IS THE Lord'S , AND ALL IT CONTAINS . 27 If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go , eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience' sake . 28 But if anyone says to you, "This is meat sacrificed to idols ," do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience' sake; 29 I mean not your own conscience , but the other man's; for why e is my freedom judged by another's conscience ? 30 If I partake with thankfulness , why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks ? 31 Whether , then , you eat or drink or whatever you do , do all to the glory of God . 32 Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God ; 33 just as I also please all men in all things , not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many , so that they may be saved .