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Chapter 14

1 Receive him whom is weak in the faith, but not to disputes about doubtful things.

2 For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats vegetables.

3 Let not him whom eats despise him that eats not; and let not him whom eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

4 Who are you that judges another man’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Yes, he will be held up: for God is able to make him stand.

5 One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully convinced in his own mind.

6 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.

7 For none of us live to himself, and no man dies to himself.

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

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

10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written, as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will confess to God.

12 So then each one of us will give account of ourselves to God.

13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no one put a stumbling block or a reason to fall in his brother’s way.

14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean by itself: but to him that esteems anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

15 But if your brother be grieved with your food, now you do not walk lovingly. Do not destroy him with your food, for who Christ died.

16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

17 for the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit!

18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

19 Therefore let us follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

20 For food destroys not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense.

21 It is good neither to eat meat, nor to drink wine, nor anything in which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

22 Have you faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allows.

23 For he that doubts is condemned if he eats, because he eats not by faith: for whatever is not of faith is sin.