Romans 14:1 Hym that is weake in þe fayth, receyue vnto you, not in disputynge and troublyng hys conscience. Romans 14:2 One beleued that he maye eate all thynge. Another whiche is weake, eateth herbes.
Men may not contemn nor condemn one the other for things different:
Romans 14:3 Let not hym that eateth, dispyse hym that eateth not. And let not hym whiche eateth not, iudge him that eateth. For God hath receyued hym, Romans 14:4 What arte thou, that iudgeste another mans seruaunte? Whether he stande or fall that pertayneth vnto hys mayster: yea he shall stande. For God is able to make him stande. Romans 14:5 Thys man putteth difference betwene day and daye. Another man counted all dayes a lyke. Se that no man wauer in hys owne meanynge. Romans 14:6 He that obserueth one daye more then another, doth it for the Lordes pleasure. And he that obserueth not one day more then another, doeth it to please the Lorde also. He that eateth, doeth it to please the Lorde, for he geueth God thankes. Romans 14:7 And he that eateth not, eateth not to please the Lorde with all, & geueth God thankes. Romans 14:8 For none of vs lyueth his owne seruaunt: neyther doeth anye of vs dye hys owne seruaunte. Yf we lyue, we lyue to be at the Lordes wyll. And yf we dye, we dye at the Lordes wyll. Whether we lyue therfore or dye, we are the Lordes. Romans 14:9 For Christe therfore dyed, and rose agayne, and reuyued that he myght be Lord both of dead & quicke. Romans 14:10 But why doest thou then iudge thy brother? Other why doeste thou despyse thy brother? We shall all be brought before the iudgement seate of Christe. Romans 14:11 For it is wrytten: as truelye as I lyue sayth the Lorde: all knees shall bowe to me, and all tonges shall geue a knowledge to God. Romans 14:12 So shall euery one of vs, geue accomptes of hym selfe to GOD.
but take heed that they give no offence in them:
Romans 14:13 Let vs not therfore iudge one another anye more. But iudge thys rather, that no man put a stumblynge blocke or an occasyon to falle in hys brothers waye. Romans 14:14 For I knowe and am ful certifyed in the Lorde Iesus, that there is nothynge comen of it selfe, but vnto hym that iudgeth it to be commen: to hym is it comen.
for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons.
Romans 14:15 Yf thy brother be greued with thy meat, now walkest thou not charytablye. Destroye not him with thy meate, for whome Christ dyed. Romans 14:16 Cause not youre treasure to be euyll spoken of. Romans 14:17 For the kyngedome of God is not meate and drynke, but ryghtuousnes, peace, & ioye in the holye ghoste. Romans 14:18 For whosoeuer in these thynges serueth Christe, pleaseth well God, & is commendeth of men. Romans 14:19 Let vs folowe those thynges which make for peace, and thynges wherewith one maye edifye another. Romans 14:20 Destroye not the worke of God for a lytell meates sake. All thynges are pure: but it is euyll for that man, whiche eateth with hurte of hys conscience. Romans 14:21 It is good neyther to eate flesh, neyther to drynke wyne neyther anye thynge whereby thy brother stombleth, eyther falleth, or is made weake. Romans 14:22 Haste thou faythe? haue it wyth thy selfe before GOD. Happye is he that condempneth not hym selfe in that thynge whiche he aloweth. Romans 14:23 For he that maketh conscience, is dampned yf he eate, because he doeth it not of faythe. For whatsoeuer is not of faythe, that same is synne.