1 But receive to yourselves him who is weak in faith, not into disputations of doubtful matters. 2 One indeed believes he is to eat all things: another who is weak, vegetables. 3 Let not the one eating snub the one not eating. Let not the one not eating judge the one eating; for God received him. 4 Who art thou judging another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls: but he shall stand; for God is able to make him stand.
5 For one indeed judges a day above a day: another judges every day (alike); let each one be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 The one regarding the day, regards it to the Lord: the one eating, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and the one not eating, eats not to the Lord, and gives thanks to God. 7 For no one of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself: 8 for if indeed we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Then indeed if we live, and if we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For unto this Christ died, and lives, in order that He may be Lord of the dead and of the living. 10 But why do you judge your neighbor, or indeed why do you discount your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of God. 11 For it has been written; As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
13 Then let us no longer judge one another: but rather judge this, not to place before a brother an offence for a stumblingblock. 14 I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: except to him who considers it unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 But if your brother is grieved on account of your meat, you are no longer walking in divine love. Do not by your meat destroy him for whom Christ died. 16 Let not your good be blasphemed. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For in this the one serving Christ is acceptable to God, and approved unto men.
19 Then therefore we pursue the things belonging to peace, and edification towards one another. 20 Do not destroy the work of God on account of meat. All things are pure; but it is evil to the man who eats with offence: 21 it is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything by which your brother stumbles. 22 The faith which you have, have it with yourself before God. Happy is the one not judging himself in that which he approves: 23 but if he may eat doubting, he has been condemned, because it is not of faith; but every thing which is not of faith is sin.