Kapitel 14 - New
3 Men may not contemne nor condemne one the other for things indifferent: 13 But take heed that they giue no offence in them: 15 For that the Apostle prooueth vnlawfull by many reasons.
1 Him that is weake in the faith receiue you, but not to ||doubtfull disputations. [ ||Or, not to iudge his doubtfull thoughts. ]
2 For one beleeueth that he may eat all things: another who is weake, eateth herbes.
3 Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and let not him which eateth not, iudge him that eateth. For God hath receiued him.
4 Who art thou that iudgest an other mans seruant? to his owne master he standeth or falleth; Yea he shall bee holden vp: for God is able to make him stand.
5 One man esteemeth one day aboue another: another esteemeth euery day alike. Let euery man bee ||fully perswaded in his owne minde. [ || Or, fully assured. ]
6 He that || regardeth a day, regardeth it vnto the Lord; and hee that regardeth not the day, to the Lord hee doeth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for hee giueth God thankes: and hee that eateth not, to the Lord hee eateth not, and giueth God thankes. [|| Or, obserueth. ]
7 For none of vs liueth to himselfe, and no man dieth to himselfe.
8 For whether we liue, we liue vnto the Lord: and whether wee die, we die vnto the Lord: whether wee liue therefore or die, we are the Lords.
9 For to this ende Christ both died, and rose, and reuiued, that hee might be Lord both of the dead and liuing.
10 But why doest *thou iudge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? wee shall all stand before the Iudgement seat of Christ. [ *2.Cor.5. 10. ]
11 For it is written, *As I liue, saith the Lord, euery knee shall bow to mee, and euery tongue shall confesse to God. [ *Esay 45. 23. ]
12 So then euery one of vs shall giue accompt of himselfe to God.
13 Let vs not therefore iudge one another any more: but iudge this rather, that no man put a stumbling blocke, or an occasion to fall in his brothers way.
14 know, and am perswaded by the Lord Iesus, that there is nothing +vncleane of it selfe: but to him that esteemeth any thing to bee +vncleane, to him it is vncleane. [ +Gr. common. , +Gr. common. ]
15 But if thy brother be grieued with thy meate: now walkest thou not +charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. [+Gr. according to charitie. 1.Cor. 8.11.]
16 Let not then your good be euill spoken of.
17 For the kingdome of God is not meat and drinke; but righteousnes, and peace, and ioy in the holy Ghost.
18 For hee that in these things serueth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approued of men.
19 Let vs therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edifie an other.
20 For meat, destroy not the worke of God: all *things indeed are pure; but it is euill for that man who eateth with offence. [ *Tit.1.15.]
21 It is good neither to eate *flesh, nor to drinke wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weake. [ * 1.Cor.8. 13. ]
22 Hast thou faith? haue it to thy selfe before God. Happie is he that condemneth not himselfe in that thing which hee alloweth.
23 And hee that ||doubteth, is damned if hee eate, because hee eateth not of faith: For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sinne. [ || Or, discerneth, & putteth a difference between meats ]