Romans 14 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts. 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that is weak, let him eat 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 eateth despise him that eateth not: and he that eateth not, let him not judge him that eateth. For God hath taken him to 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 another man’s servant? To his own lord he standeth or falleth. And he shall 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 For one judgeth between day and day: and another judgeth every day. Let every man abound in his own sense. 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 regardeth the day regardeth it unto the Lord. And he that eateth eateth to the Lord: for he giveth thanks to God. And he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not and giveth thanks 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 none of us liveth to himself: and no man dieth to himself. 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord: or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or whether we 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 again: that he might be Lord both 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 thou, why judgest thou thy brother? Or thou, why dost thou despise thy 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, saith 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 Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But judge this rather, that you put not a stumblingblock or a scandal in your 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 confident in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing 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 For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, 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 Let not then our 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 meat and drink: but justice and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. 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 serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men. 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.
19 Therefore, let us follow after the things that are of peace and keep the things that are of edification, one towards another. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
20 Destroy not the work of God for meat. All things indeed are clean: but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. 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 flesh and not to drink wine: nor any thing whereby thy brother is offended or scandalized or 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 Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he that condemneth not himself in that which he alloweth. 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 discerneth, if he eat, is condemned; because not of faith. For all that 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.