PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 14 ©
1 The apostle now teaches further how believers must carry themselves toward the weak who did not yet well understand the doctrine of Christian liberty, especially concerning the difference of meats and days, namely, that they must receive the weak, and not therefore contend with them, and that the weak must not condemn the others. 5 That both weak and strong must aim at one end to serve God thereby. 7 Seeing we are always bound to promote His glory both in life and death. 9 Even as Christ also therefore died and rose again, that we might give Him as our Lord and Judge an account of all our actions. 13 That therefore the strong take heed that they give no offense to the weak. 14 That now indeed the difference of meats and days cease, but that this liberty must not be used to the grieving and weakening of others for whom Christ died also. 17 Seeing Christian Religion consists not in meat and drink. 19 That in these things men must always seek after peace. 20 And rather not eat and drink that which would offend the weak, 22 And further in these things do nothing on either side with a doubting conscience, such is also sin.
HIM 1that is weak in the faith 2receive ye, but not 3to doubtful 4disputations.
For 5one believeth that he may eat 6all things: another, 7who is weak, 8eateth herbs.
Leta not 9him that eateth 10despise him 11that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not 12judge him that eateth: for God hath received 13him.
14Whob art thou that 15judgest 16another man’s servant? 17to his own master 18he standeth or 19falleth. Yea, he shall be 20holden up: for God is 21able to make him stand.
22Onec man 23esteemeth one day above another: 24another 25esteemeth every day alike. Let 26every man 27be fully persuaded 28in his own mind.
He that regardeth 29the day, regardeth it unto 30the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. 31He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, ford32he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and 33giveth God thanks.
Fore none 34of us 35liveth to himself, and no man 36dieth to himself.
For whether we live, 37we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, 38we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, 39we are the Lord's.
40For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the 41dead and living.
But why dost 42thou 43judge 44thy brother? or why dost 45thou 46set at nought 47thy brother? forf we shall all stand 48before the judgment seat of Christ.
For it is written, As 49Ig live, 50saith the Lord, every 51knee shall bow 52to me, and 53every tongue shall 54confess to God.
Soh then 55every one of us shall give 56account 57of himself to 58God.
Let us not therefore 59judge one another any more: but 60judge this rather, thati61no man 62put 63a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his 64brother’s way.
65Ij know, and am persuaded 66by the Lord Jesus, that there is 67nothing 68unclean 69of itself: but to 70him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, 71to him it is unclean.
But if 72thy brother 73be grieved 74with thy meat, now walkest thou not 75charitably. 76Destroyk not him 77with thy meat, 78for whom Christ died.
Let not then 79your good be 80evil spoken of:
Forl81the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but 82righteousness, and 83peace, and 84joy 85in the Holy Ghost.
For he that 86in these things 87serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and 88approved 89of men.
Let us therefore 90follow after 91the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may 92edify 93another.
94For meat 95destroy not 96the work of God. 97Allm things indeed are pure; but it is 98evil for that man who eateth 99with offence.
100Itn is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby 101thy brother 102stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
103Hast thou faith? 104have it to thyself 105before God. Happy is he that 106condemneth not himself 107in that thing which he alloweth.
And he 108that doubteth 109is damned 110if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: foro whatsoever is not 111of faith is sin.