1 RECEIVE the weak in faith, not to doubtful reasonings. 2 For one has faith to eat all things, but he that is weak eats vegetables. 3 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats; for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you that judge another man's servant? To his master he stands or falls; and he shall be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
5 One judges one day to be better than another, but another judges every day [to be alike]. Let each one be fully persuaded in his mind. 6 He that observes the day observes it to the Lord, and he that observes not the day observes it not to the Lord. And he that eats eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not eats not to the Lord, and gives God thanks. 7 For no one of us lives for himself; and no one dies for himself; 8 for if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; whether therefore we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For this end Christ died and lived again, that he might exercise lordship over the dead and living. 10 But why do you judge your brother? why do you set at nought your brother? for we must all stand at the tribunal of God. 11 For it is written, [As] I live, says the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess to God.
12 Each of us therefore shall give account of himself to God.
13 Let us not therefore judge one another, but judge this rather, not to place a stumbling-block or an offense before a brother. 14 I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is defiled in itself, except to him that thinks any thing to be defiled; to him it is defiled. 15 For if your brother is grieved by your food, you no longer walk in love. Destroy not with your food him for whom Christ died. 16 Let not your good therefore be injuriously spoken of. 17 For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; 18 for he that in this serves Christ is well pleasing to God and approved by men.
19 Let us therefore pursue the things of peace and those which edify one another. 20 On account of food destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure, but evil is to the man that eats with offense; 21 it is good not to eat meat nor drink wine, nor [do] any thing by which your brother stumbles. 22 You have faith; have it for yourself before God, Blessed is he that condemns not himself in what he approves; 23 but he that doubts is condemned if he eats, because it is not of faith; and every thing which is not of faith is sin.