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Romans 14:1-12

Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another

1 As for 1the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.
2 2One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.
3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and 3let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.
4 4Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own mastera that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5 5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. 6Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since 7he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.
7 For 8none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, 9whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.
9 For to this end Christ 10died and lived again, that he might be Lord both 11of the dead and of the living.
10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For 12we will all stand before 13the judgment seat of God;
11 for it is written, 14"As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confessb to God."
12 So then 15each of us will give an account of himself to God.
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