14 Him that is weak in his faith receive ye,—Not for disputing opinions:—
2 One indeed hath faith to eat all things, Whereas he that is weak eateth herbs:
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not, And let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth; For God hath received him.
4 Who art thou, that judgest another’s domestic? To his own master he standeth or falleth; He shall however be made to stand,—For his master is able to make him stand.
5 [For] one indeed esteemeth one day beyond another, Whereas another esteemeth every day:—Let each one in his own mind be fully persuaded.
6 He that regardeth the day Unto the Lord regardeth it,—And he that eateth Unto the Lord doth eat, For he giveth thanks unto God; And he that eateth not Unto the Lord doth not eat and give God thanks.
7 For none of us unto himself liveth, And none unto himself dieth;
8 For both if we live Unto the Lord we live, And if we die Unto the Lord we die; Whether therefore we live Or whether we die The Lord’s we are;
9 For to this end Christ died and lived, In order that both of dead and living he might have lordship.
10 But thou why dost thou judge thy brother? Aye! and thou why dost thou despise thy brother? For all of us shall present ourselves unto the judgment seat of God;
11 For it is written—Living am I, saith the Lord Unto me shall bow every knee, And every tongue shall openly confess unto God.
12 Hence [then] each one of us of himself shall give account unto God.
13 No longer then upon one another let us be sitting in judgment, But this judge ye rather—Not to be putting a cause of stumbling before your brother or an occasion to fall.
14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus—That nothing is profane of itself,—Save to him who reckoneth anything to be profane, Unto that man [it is] profane.
15 If in fact because of food thy brother is being grieved No longer by the rule of love art thou walking:—Do not by thy food that man be destroying on whose behalf Christ died!
16 Therefore suffer not to be defamed your own good thing;
17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, But righteousness and peace and joy in Holy Spirit;
18 For he that in this doeth service unto the Christ Is acceptable unto God And approved unto men.
19 Hence then the things pertaining to peace let us pursue, And the things which belong to the upbuilding one of another:
20 Do not for the sake of food be throwing down the work of God! All things indeed are pure; But ill is it for the man who with occasion of stumbling doth eat,—
21 Well is it not to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor [to do aught] whereby thy brother is caused to stumble.
22 The faith which thou hast have to thyself before God: Happy he that bringeth not judgment upon himself by that which he approveth;
23 But he that is in doubt if he eat hath condemned himself,—Because [it was] not of faith, And everything which is not of faith is sin.