Romans 14 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Romans 14


Romans 14:1

But him that is weak in faith receive ye, [yet] not for decision of scruples.

Romans 14:2

One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.

Romans 14:3

Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Romans 14:4

Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand.

Romans 14:5

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.

Romans 14:6

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord: and he that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, unto the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Romans 14:7

For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself.

Romans 14:8

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

Romans 14:9

For to this end Christ died and lived [again], that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14:10

But thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? or thou again, why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of God.

Romans 14:11

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

Romans 14:12

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

Romans 14:13

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge ye this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock in his brother’s way, or an occasion of falling.

Romans 14:14

I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: save that to him who accounteth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

Romans 14:15

For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Romans 14:16

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Romans 14:17

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:18

For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

Romans 14:19

So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Romans 14:20

Overthrow not for meat’s sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

Romans 14:21

It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [to do anything] whereby thy brother stumbleth.

Romans 14:22

The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.

Romans 14:23

But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith; and whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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