1 Corinthians 8:9

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to them that are weak.
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
He did not say, Your liberty has become a stumbling-block, nor did he positively affirm it that he might not make them more shameless; but how? Take heed; frightening them, and making them ashamed, and leading them to disavow any such conduct. And he said not, This your knowledge, which would have sounded more like praise; nor this your perfectness; but, your liberty; a thing which seemed to savor more of rashness and obstinacy and arrogance. Neither said he, To the brethren, but, To those of the brethren who are weak; enhancing his accusation from their not even sparing the weak, and those too their brethren. For let it be so that you correct them not, nor arouse them: yet why trip them up, and make them to stumble, when you ought to stretch out the hand? But for that you have no mind: well then, at least avoid casting them down. Since if one were wicked, he required punishment; if weak, healing: but now he is not only weak, but also a brother. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul is saying that if we are not prepared to correct our weaker brethren, then at least we should not trip them up.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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