Romans 14 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But receive him who is weak in faith, not for judging thoughts. 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
2 One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats herbs. 2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
3 Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat judge him who 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 are you who judge another's servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. Yes, he will be made to stand, for God has power 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 one day above another. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully assured 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 who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks. He who doesn't eat, to the Lord he doesn't 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 if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or 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 Messiah died, rose, and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and 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 judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Messiah. 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, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will 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 one of us will give account of himself to God. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
13 Therefore Let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion of falling. 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 Yeshua, that nothing is unclean of itself; except that to him who considers anything to be unclean, to 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 Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don't destroy with your food him for whom Messiah 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 Then don't let your good be slandered, 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, shalom, and joy in the Ruach HaKodesh. 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 who serves Messiah in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
19 So then, let us follow after things which make for shalom, and things whereby we may build one another up. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
20 Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating. 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 good not to eat meat, drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made 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 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who doesn't judge himself in that which he approves. 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 doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn't of 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.