The Text

For the benefit of the readers I have provided below various translations of the text of Romans 14 (along with the relevant materials from the beginning of Romans 15). Below some translations of Romans 14 may be found: a literal translation from Jay Green’s Literal Translation of the Bible, the World English Bible (an updated version of the ASV), and the King James Version with Strong’s numbers so that you may be able to look up the meanings of the Greek words if you so desire. The ASV of Romans 14 has been provided within the Textual Commentary page.

Romans 14:1-15:6: LITV

1 And receive the one who is weak in the faith, not to judgments of your thoughts.
2 One indeed believes to eat all things, but being weak, another one eats vegetables.
3 The one eating, do not despise the one not eating. And the one not eating, do not judge the one eating, for God received him.
4 Who are you judging another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. But he will stand, for God is able to make him stand.
5 One indeed judges a day above another day; and another one judges every day alike. Let each one be fully assured in his own mind.
6 The one minding the day, he minds it to the Lord. And the one not minding the day, he does not mind it to the Lord. The one eating, he eats to the Lord; for he gives thanks to God. And the one not eating, he does not eat to the Lord, and gives thanks to God.
7 For no one of us lives to himself and no one dies to himself.
8 For both if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Then both if we live, and if we die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For this Christ both died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord over both the dead and the living.
10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why also do you despise your brother? For all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it has been written, “As I live, says the Lord, that every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue confess to God.”
12 So then each one of us will give account concerning himself to God.
13 Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather judge this, not to put a stumbling-block or an offense toward a brother.
14 I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing by itself is common; except to the one deeming anything to be common, it is common.
15 But if your brother is grieved because of your food, you no longer walk according to love. Do not by your food destroy that one for whom Christ died.
16 Then do not let your good be spoken evil of.
17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
18 For the one serving Christ in these things is pleasing to God, and approved by men.
19 So then let us pursue the things of peace, and the things for building up one another.
20 Do not by your food undo the work of God. Truly, all things are clean, but it is bad to the man who eats through a stumbling-block.
21 It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak.
22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Blessed is the one not condemning himself in what he approves.
23 But the one doubting, if he eats, he has been condemned, because it is not of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
15:1 But we, the strong ones, ought to bear the weaknesses of those not strong, and not to please ourselves.
2 For let each one of us please his neighbor for good, to building up.
3 For also Christ did not please Himself, but even as it has been written, “The curses of those cursing You fell on Me.”
4 For whatever things were written before were written for our instruction, that through patience and encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5 And may the God of patience and encouragement give to you to mind the same thing among one another according to Christ Jesus,
6 that with one accord and with one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 14:1-15:6: WEB

1 Now receive one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.
2 One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
3 Don’t let him who eats despise him who doesn’t eat. Don’t let him who doesn’t eat judge him who eats, for God has received him.
4 Who are you who judge another’s servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. Yes, he will be made to stand, for God has power to make him stand.
5 One man esteems one day as more important. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.
6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks. He who doesn’t eat, to the Lord he doesn’t eat, and gives God thanks.
7 For none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself.
8 For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For to this end Christ died, rose, and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written, “‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'”
12 So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.
13 Therefore let’s not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother’s way, or an occasion for falling.
14 I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except that to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15 Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don’t destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
16 Then don’t let your good be slandered,
17 for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
19 So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
20 Don’t overthrow God’s work for food’s sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
21 It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who doesn’t judge himself in that which he approves.
23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn’t of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
3 For even Christ didn’t please himself. But, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”
4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5 Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,
6 that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 14:1-15:6: KJV with Strong’s Numbers

1 (1161) Him that is weak770 in the3588 faith4102 receive4355 ye, but not3361 to1519 doubtful1261 disputations.1253
2 For one3739, 3303 believeth4100 that he may eat5315 all things:3956 (1161) another,3588 who is weak,770 eateth2068 herbs.3001
3 Let not3361 him that eateth2068 despise1848 him that eateth not;2068, 3361 and2532 let not3361 him which eateth not2068, 3361 judge2919 him that eateth:2068 for1063 God2316 hath received4355 him.846
4 Who5101 art1488 thou4771 that judgest2919 another man’s245 servant?3610 to his own2398 master2962 he standeth4739 or2228 falleth.4098 Yea,1161 he shall be holden up:2476 for1063 God2316 is2076 able1415 to make him stand.2476, 846
5 One man3739, 3303 esteemeth2919 one day above another:2250, 3844, 2250 (1161) another3739 esteemeth2919 every3956 day2250 alike. Let every man1538 be fully persuaded4135 in1722 his own2398 mind.3563
6 He that regardeth5426 the3588 day,2250 regardeth5426 it unto the Lord;2962 and2532 he that regardeth not5426, 3361 the3588 day,2250 to the Lord2962 he doth not3756 regard5426 it. He that eateth,2068 eateth2068 to the Lord,2962 for1063 he giveth God thanks;2168, 2316 and2532 he that eateth not2068, 3361 to the Lord2962 he eateth2068 not,3756 and2532 giveth God thanks.2168, 2316
7 For1063 none3762 of us2257 liveth2198 to himself,1438 and2532 no man3762 dieth599 to himself.1438
8 For1063 whether1437 we(5037) live,2198 we live2198 unto the3588 Lord;2962 and5037 whether1437 we die,599 we die599 unto the3588 Lord:2962, (5037) whether1437 we live2198 therefore,3767 or5037, (1437) die,599 we are2070 the3588 Lord’s.2962
9 For1063 to1519 this end5124 Christ5547 both2532 died,599 and2532 rose,450 and2532 revived,326 that2443 he might be Lord2961 both2532 of the dead3498 and2532 living.2198
10 But1161 why5101 dost thou4771 judge2919 thy4675 brother?80 or2228, (2532) why5101 dost thou4771 set at naught1848 thy4675 brother?80 for1063 we shall all3956 stand before3936 the3588 judgment seat968 of Christ.5547
11 For1063 it is written,1125 As I1473 live,2198 saith3004 the Lord,2962, (3754) every3956 knee1119 shall bow2578 to me,1698 and2532 every3956 tongue1100 shall confess1843 to God.2316
12 So686 then3767 every one1538 of us2257 shall give1325 account3056 of4012 himself1438 to God.2316
13 Let us not therefore judge2919, 3767 one another240 any more:3371 but235 judge2919 this5124 rather,3123 that no man3361 put5087 a stumblingblock4348 or2228 an occasion to fall4625 in his brother’s80 way.
14 I know,1492 and2532 am persuaded3982 by1722 the Lord2962 Jesus,2424 that3754 there is nothing3762 unclean2839 of1223 itself:1438 but1508 to him that esteemeth3049 any thing5100 to be1511 unclean,2839 to him1565 it is unclean.2839
15 But1161 if1487 thy4675 brother80 be grieved3076 with1223 thy meat,1033 now walkest thou not3765, 4043 charitably.2596, 26 Destroy622 not3361 him1565 with thy4675 meat,1033 for5228 whom3739 Christ5547 died.599
16 Let not3361 then3767 your5216 good18 be evil spoken of:987
17 For1063 the3588 kingdom932 of God2316 is2076 not3756 meat1035 and2532 drink;4213 but235 righteousness,1343 and2532 peace,1515 and2532 joy5479 in1722 the Holy40 Ghost.4151
18 For1063 he that in1722 these things5125 serveth1398 Christ5547 is acceptable2101 to God,2316 and2532 approved1384 of men.444
19 (686) Let us therefore follow after1377, 3767 the things3588 which make for peace,1515 and2532 things3588 wherewith one may edify3619, (1519) another.240
20 For1752 meat1033 destroy2647 not3361 the3588 work2041 of God.2316 All things3956 indeed3303 are pure;2513 but235 it is evil2556 for that man444 who eateth2068 with1223 offense.4348
21 It is good2570 neither3361 to eat5315 flesh,2907 nor3366 to drink4095 wine,3631 nor3366 any thing whereby1722, 3739 thy4675 brother80 stumbleth,4350 or2228 is offended,4624 or2228 is made weak.770
22 Hast2192 thou4771 faith?4102 have2192 it to2596 thyself4572 before1799 God.2316 Happy3107 is he that condemneth2919 not3361 himself1438 in1722 that thing which3739 he alloweth.1381
23 And1161 he that doubteth1252 is damned2632 if1437 he eat,5315 because3754 he eateth not3756 of1537 faith:4102 for1161 whatsoever3956, 3739 is not3756 of1537 faith4102 is2076 sin.266
15:1 We2249 then1161 that are strong1415 ought3784 to bear941 the3588 infirmities771 of the3588 weak,102 and2532 not3361 to please700 ourselves.1438
2 Let(1063) every one1538 of us2257 please700 his neighbor4139 for1519 his good18 to4314 edification.3619
3 For1063 even2532 Christ5547 pleased700 not3756 himself:1438 but,235 as2531 it is written,1125 The3588 reproaches3680 of them that reproached3679 thee4571 fell1968 on1909 me.1691
4 For1063 whatsoever things3745 were written aforetime4270 were written4270 for1519 our2251 learning,1319 that2443 we through1223 patience5281 and2532 comfort3874 of the3588 Scriptures1124 might have2192 hope.1680
5 Now1161 the3588 God2316 of patience5281 and2532 consolation3874 grant1325 you5213 to be likeminded5426, 846 one toward another240, 1722 according2596 to Christ5547 Jesus:2424
6 That2443 ye may with one mind3661 and(1722) one1520 mouth4750 glorify1392 God,2316 even2532 the Father3962 of our2257 Lord2962 Jesus2424 Christ.5547

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