- ¶ ASSIST him who is weak in the faith.
And do not waver in your reasoning.
- For one believes that he may eat all things;
another who is weak eats vegetables.
- Let not him who eats despise him who eats not;
and let not him who eats not judge him who eats;
for God has received him also.
- Who are you to judge another man’s servant?
For if he is a success, he is a success to his master;
and if he is a failure, he is a failure to his master.
As for his success, he will succeed for it is in the power of his master to make him succeed.
- One person values one day above another;
another values all days alike.
Let every man be sure in his own mind.
- He who is mindful concerning a day’s duty is considerate of his master;
and every one who is not mindful concerning a day’s duty is inconsiderate of his master.
And he who is wasteful is detrimental to his master even though he confesses it to God;
and he who is not wasteful is not wasteful to his master, yet he likewise tells it to God.
- For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
- For whether we live, we live to our Lord;
and whether we die, we die to our Lord;
whether we live therefore, or die, we belong to our Lord.
- For to this end even Christ both died and came back to life, and rose to be Lord both of the dead and living.
- Why, then, do you judge your brother?
or why do you despise your brother?
For we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
- For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess me.
- So then every one of us shall answer for himself to God.
- Let us not therefore judge one another any more;
but rather be mindful of this, that you should never place a stumbling-block in the way of your brother.
- For I know and have confidence in the Lord Jesus, that nothing unclean comes from him;
but to him who believes a thing to be unclean, to him only is it unclean.
- But now if you have caused your brother to grieve on account of meat, then you are not living in harmony.
Do not make food a cause to destroy a man for whose sake Christ died.
- Let not our blessings be a reproach to any one;
- For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
- For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and is approved by men.
- Now let us strive after peace and help one another.
- And let us not, because of food, destroy the work of God.
All things indeed are pure;
but it is wrong for the man who eats with offence.
- It is better that we neither eat meat nor drink wine nor do any other thing whereby we cause our brother to stumble.
- You who have a certain belief, keep it to yourself, in the presence of God.
Blessed is he who does not condemn himself by doing those things which he has selected.
- For he who is doubtful and eats, violates his beliefs;
for whatever is not of faith is sin.