Romans 14 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. 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 eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not 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 to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God 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 person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced 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; and he who does not eat, 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 no one 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; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether 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 Christ died and 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 why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 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, Every knee shall bow to Me, 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 account of himself to God. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way. 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 convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but 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 your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ 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 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 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 who serves Christ 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 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. 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 neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or 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 does not condemn himself in what 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 he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from 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.