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Chapter 14

1And him who is weak in the faith receive ye -- not to determinations of reasonings; 2one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs; 3let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him. 4Thou -- who art thou that art judging another`s domestic? to his own master he doth stand or fall; and he shall be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. 5One doth judge one day above another, and another doth judge every day [alike]; let each in his own mind be fully assured. 6He who is regarding the day, to the Lord he doth regard [it], and he who is not regarding the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He who is eating, to the Lord he doth eat, for he doth give thanks to God; and he who is not eating, to the Lord he doth not eat, and doth give thanks to God. 7For none of us to himself doth live, and none to himself doth die; 8for both, if we may live, to the Lord we live; if also we may die, to the Lord we die; both then if we may live, also if we may die, we are the Lord`s; 9for because of this Christ both died and rose again, and lived again, that both of dead and of living he may be Lord. 10And thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand at the tribunal of the Christ; 11for it hath been written, `I live! saith the Lord -- to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;` 12so, then, each of us concerning himself shall give reckoning to God; 13no longer, therefore, may we judge one another, but this judge ye rather, not to put a stumbling-stone before the brother, or an offence. 14I have known, and am persuaded, in the Lord Jesus, that nothing [is] unclean of itself, except to him who is reckoning anything to be unclean -- to that one [it is] unclean; 15and if through victuals thy brother is grieved, no more dost thou walk according to love; do not with thy victuals destroy that one for whom Christ died. 16Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of, 17for the reign of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; 18for he who in these things is serving the Christ, [is] acceptable to God and approved of men. 19So, then, the things of peace may we pursue, and the things of building up one another; 20for the sake of victuals cast not down the work of God; all things, indeed, [are] pure, but evil [is] to the man who is eating through stumbling. 21Right [it is] not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to [do anything] in which thy brother doth stumble, or is made to fall, or is weak. 22Thou hast faith! to thyself have [it] before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve, 23and he who is making a difference, if he may eat, hath been condemned, because [it is] not of faith; and all that [is] not of faith is sin.

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