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Romans 14 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Do not put on one side him who is feeble in faith, and do not put him in doubt by your reasonings. 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
2 One man has faith to take all things as food: another who is feeble in faith takes only green food. 2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
3 Let not him who takes food have a low opinion of him who does not: and let not him who does not take food be a judge of him who does; for he has God's approval. 3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.
4 Who are you to make yourself a judge of another man's servant? it is to his master that he is responsible for good or bad. Yes, his place will be safe, because the Lord is able to keep him from falling. 4 Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5 This man puts one day before another: to that man they are the same. Let every man be certain in his mind. 5 One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
6 He who keeps the day, keeps it to the Lord; and he who takes food, takes it as to the Lord, for he gives praise to God; and he who does not take food, to the Lord he takes it not, and gives praise to God. 6 He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
7 For every man's life and every man's death has a relation to others as well as to himself. 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.
8 As long as we have life we are living to the Lord; or if we give up our life it is to the Lord; so if we are living, or if our life comes to an end, we are the Lord's. 8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
9 And for this purpose Christ went into death and came back again, that he might be the Lord of the dead and of the living. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
10 But you, why do you make yourself your brother's judge? or again, why have you no respect for your brother? because we will all have to take our place before God as our judge. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.
11 For it is said in the holy Writings, By my life, says the Lord, to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give worship to God. 11 It is written: " 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' "
12 So every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
13 Then let us not be judges of one another any longer: but keep this in mind, that no man is to make it hard for his brother, or give him cause for doubting. 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.
14 I am conscious of this, and am certain in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself; but for the man in whose opinion it is unclean, for him it is unclean. 14 As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.
15 And if because of food your brother is troubled, then you are no longer going on in the way of love. Do not let your food be destruction to him for whom Christ went into death. 15 If your brother is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother for whom Christ died.
16 Let it not be possible for men to say evil about your good: 16 Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.
17 For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
18 And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men. 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
19 So then, let us go after the things which make peace, and the things by which we may be a help to one another. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
20 Do not let the work of God come to nothing on account of food. All things are certainly clean; but it is evil for that man who by taking food makes it hard for another. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
21 It is better not to take meat or wine or to do anything which might be a cause of trouble to your brother. 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.
22 The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval. 22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves.
23 But he who is in doubt is judged if he takes food, because he does it not in faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin. 23 But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.