A.(23) All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. (24) Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.
B.(25) Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
C.(26) For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
D.(27) If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
D’.(28) But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake:
C’. for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:
B’.(29) Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?
A’.(30) For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? (31) Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (32) Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: (33) Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.