Weak and the Strong
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
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 us shall give account of himself
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
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
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.