Romans 14

{14:1} Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations. {14:2} For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. {14:3} Let 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. {14:4} Who 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. {14:5} One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike.] Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. {14:6} He that regardeth the day, regardeth [it] unto 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 he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. {14:7} For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. {14:8} 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. {14:9} For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. {14:10} But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. {14:11} For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. {14:12} So then every one of Page 653 Romans us shall give account of himself to God. {14:13} Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother’s way. {14:14} I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean. {14:15} But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. {14:16} Let not then your good be evil spoken of: {14:17} For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. {14:18} For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men. {14:19} Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. {14:20} For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence. {14:21} [It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. {14:22} Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. {14:23} And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.