Romans 14

Principles of Conscience

1Now a  accept the one who is b  weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. 2 c  One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is d  weak eats vegetables only. 3The one who eats is not to e  regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to f  judge the one who eats, for God has g  accepted him. 4 h  Who are you to judge the
Or house-servant
servant of another? To his own
Lit lord
master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

5 k  One person
Lit judges
regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be m  fully convinced in his own mind.
6He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats
Lit eats
does so for the Lord, for he o  gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.
7For not one of us p  lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; 8for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore q  whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end r  Christ died and lived again, that He might be s  Lord both of the dead and of the living.

10But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you t  regard your brother with contempt? For u  we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11For it is written, v  As I live, says the Lord w  every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall
Or confess
give praise to God.”

12So then y  each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

13Therefore let us not z  judge one another anymore, but rather determine thisaa  not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way. 14I know and am convinced
Lit through
in the Lord Jesus that ac  nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who ad  thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer ae  walking according to love. af  Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died. 16Therefore ag  do not let what is for you a good thing be
Lit blasphemed
spoken of as evil;
17for the kingdom of God ai  is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and aj  peace and ak  joy in the Holy Spirit. 18For he who in this way al  serves Christ is am  acceptable to God and approved by men. 19So then
Later mss read let us pursue
we ao  pursue the things which make for peace and the ap  building up of one another.
20 aq  Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. ar  All things indeed are clean, but as  they are evil for the man who eats
Lit with offense
and gives offense.
21 au  It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles. 22The faith which you have, have
Lit according to yourself
as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who aw  does not condemn himself in what he approves.
23But ax  he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
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