Parallel Bible results for Romans 14

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Romans 14

NLT 1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. NIV 1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. NLT 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. NIV 2 One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. NLT 3 Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them. NIV 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. NLT 4 Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval. NIV 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. NLT 5 In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. NIV 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. NLT 6 Those who worship the Lord on a special day do it to honor him. Those who eat any kind of food do so to honor the Lord, since they give thanks to God before eating. And those who refuse to eat certain foods also want to please the Lord and give thanks to God. NIV 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. NLT 7 For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. NIV 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. NLT 8 If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. NIV 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. NLT 9 Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead. NIV 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. NLT 10 So why do you condemn another believer ? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. NIV 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. NLT 11 For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,’ says the , ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God. ’” NIV 11 It is written: " 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' " NLT 12 Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. NIV 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. NLT 13 So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall. NIV 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. NLT 14 I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong. NIV 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. NLT 15 And if another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don’t let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died. NIV 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. NLT 16 Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good. NIV 16 Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil. NLT 17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. NIV 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, NLT 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. NIV 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. NLT 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up. NIV 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. NLT 20 Don’t tear apart the work of God over what you eat. Remember, all foods are acceptable, but it is wrong to eat something if it makes another person stumble. NIV 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. NLT 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another believer to stumble. NIV 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall. NLT 22 You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right. NIV 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. NLT 23 But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning. NIV 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.