The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

Chapter 14

Avoid quarreling about opinions and making unrighteous judgment of each other—Every knee will bow to Christ—The kingdom of God embraces righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

 Him that is aweak in the faith receive ye, but not to bdoubtful cdisputations.

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

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

 Who art thou that ajudgest 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.

 One man esteemeth one aday above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

 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.

 For none of us aliveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

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

 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be aLord both of the bdead and living.

 10 But why dost thou ajudge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the bjudgment seat of Christ.

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

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

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

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

 15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, anow walkest thou not bcharitably. Destroy not him cwith thy meat, for whom Christ died.

 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

 17 For the kingdom of God is not ameat and drink; but brighteousness, and cpeace, and djoy in the Holy Ghost.

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

 19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for apeace, and things wherewith one may bedify another.

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

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

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

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