Romans 14

1Directions to treat a weak brother kindly, and not to despise or censure one another in matters of indifference. 7Christ's right to our best services, whether we live or die. 10We must all be answerable for our respective conduct at his judgment seat. 13We must be careful not to use our Christian liberty to the hurt or offence of tender consciences.

1 Him 1that is weak in the faith receive ye, but anot to doubtful disputations.

2 For 1one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, 2eateth herbs.

3 1Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

4 1Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

5 1One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. 2Let every man be afully persuaded in his own mind.

6 He that aregardeth the day, regardeth it 1unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for 2he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

7 1For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

9 1For to this end Christ both 2died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10 1But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for 2we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written, 1As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then 1every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13 1Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, 2that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

14 1I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, 2that there is nothing aunclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be bunclean, to him it is unclean.

15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou 1not acharitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, 2for whom Christ died.

16 1Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

17 1For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but 2righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

18 1For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

19 1Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

20 1For meat destroy not 2the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

21 1It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

22 Hast thou 1faith? have it to thyself before God. 2Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

23 And he that adoubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for 1whatsoever is not of faith is sin.