Romans 14:1 Him that is weake in the faith, receaue vnto you, and trouble not the consciences. Romans 14:2 One beleueth that he maye eate all thinge: but he that is weake, eateth herbes.
Men may not contemn nor condemn one the other for things different:
Romans 14:3 Let not him that eateth, despyse him that eateth not: and let not him which eateth not, iudge him that eateth: for God hath receaued him. Romans 14:4 Who art thou, that iudgest another mans seruaut? He stondeth or falleth vnto his LORDE: Yee he maye well stode, for God is able to make hi stode. Romans 14:5 Some man putteth differece betwene daye & daye, but another man counteth all dayes alyke. Let euery man be sure of his meanynge. Romans 14:6 He that putteth difference in the daye, doth it vnto the LORDE: & he that putteth no differece in the daye, doth it vnto ye LORDE also. He yt eateth, eateth vnto the LORDE, for he geueth God thakes: Romans 14:7 and he that eateth not, eateth not vnto ye LORDE, and geueth God thankes. Romans 14:8 For none of vs lyueth to himselfe, and none dyeth to him selfe. Yf we lyue, we lyue vnto the LORDE: Yf we dye, we dye vnto the LORDE. Therfore, whether we lyue or dye, we are the LORDES. Romans 14:9 For therto dyed Christ, and rose agayne, and reuyued, that he mighte be LORDE both of deed and quycke. Romans 14:10 But why iudgest thou yi brother? Or thou other, why despysest thou yi brother? We shal all be broughte before ye iudgmet seate of Christ. Romans 14:11 For it is wrytte: As truly as I lyue, (sayeth the LORDE) all knees shal bowe vnto me, & all tuges shal knowlege vnto God. Romans 14:12 Thus shal euery one of vs geue acomptes for himselfe vnto God.
but take heed that they give no offence in them:
Romans 14:13 Let vs not therfore iudge one another enymore. But iudge this rather, yt noma put a stomblinge blocke or an occasion to fall in his brothers waye. Romans 14:14 I knowe, & am full certified in ye LORDE Iesu, yt there is nothinge comen of itselfe: but vnto him yt iudgeth it to be comen, to him is it comen.
for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons.
Romans 14:15 But yf yi brother be greued ouer yi meate, the walkest thou not now after charite. Destroye not wt thy meate, him, for whom Christ dyed, Romans 14:16 Se therfore that youre treasure be not euell spoke of. Romans 14:17 For the kyngdome of God is not meate and drynke, but righteousnes, & peace, and ioye in the holy goost. Romans 14:18 He that in these thinges serueth Christ, pleaseth God, & is comended of me. Romans 14:19 Let vs therfore folowe those thinges which make for peace, & thinges wherwith one maye edifye another. Romans 14:20 Destroye not ye worke of God for eny meates sake. All thinges truly are cleane, but it is euell for yt ma, which eateth wt hurte of his coscience Romans 14:21 It is moch better yt thou eate no flesh, and drynke no wyne, nor eny thinge, wherby thy brother stombleth, or falleth, or is made weake. Romans 14:22 Hast thou faith, haue it with yi selfe before God Happye is he, that codemneth not him selfe in yt thinge which he aloweth. Romans 14:23 But he that maketh conscience of it and yet eateth, is dampned: because he doth it not of faith. For what so euer is not of faith, that same is synne.