Romans 14 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now him that is weak in the faith receive, not to [the] determining of questions of reasoning. 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
2 One man is assured that he may eat all things; but the weak eats herbs. 2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
3 Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him. 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 art *thou* that judgest the servant of another? to his own master he stands or falls. And he shall be made to stand; for the Lord is able to make him stand. 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 One man esteems day more than day; another esteems every day [alike]. Let each be fully persuaded in his own 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 that regards the day, regards it to [the] Lord. And he that eats, eats to [the] Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that does not eat, [it is] to [the] Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. 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 none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself. 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.
8 For both if we should live, [it is] to the Lord we live; and if we should die, [it is] to the Lord we die: both if we should live then, and if we should die, 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 For to this [end] Christ has died and lived [again], that he might rule over both dead and 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 thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou make little of thy brother? for we shall all be placed before the judgment-seat of God. 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 written, *I* live, saith [the] Lord, that to me shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess 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 then each of us shall give an account concerning himself to God. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
13 Let us no longer therefore judge one another; but judge ye this rather, not to put a stumbling-block or a fall-trap before his brother. 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 know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except to him who reckons anything to be unclean, to that man [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 For if on account of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer according to love. Destroy not him with thy meat for whom Christ has died. 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 not then your good be evil spoken of; 16 Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil.
17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, 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 For he that in this serves the Christ [is] acceptable to God and approved of men. 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
19 So then let us pursue the things which tend to peace, and things whereby one shall build up another. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
20 For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil to that man who eats while stumbling [in doing so]. 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] right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor [do anything] in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak. 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.
22 Hast *thou* faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Blessed [is] he who does not judge himself in what he allows. 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 that doubts, if he eat, is condemned; because [it is] not of faith; but 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.