1 Him that is weak in the faith, receive; but not to doubtful disputations. 2 For one believeth, that he may eat all things; another who is weak, eateth herbs. 3 Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and let not him that eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him. 4 Who art thou that judgest another's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be upheld; for God is able to establish him.
5 One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike; let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it to the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord; for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself. But if we live, we live unto the Lord; and if we die, we die unto the Lord. 8 Whether therefore we live or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died and lived again, that he might be the Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou despise thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
13 Let us therefore no longer judge one another; but judge this rather, not to lay a stumbling block, or a scandal before a brother. 14 I know and am assured by the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: but to him that accounteth any thing to be unclean, it is unclean. 15 But if thy brother is grieved by thy meat, thou no longer walkest charitably. Destroy not him by thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore let not your good be evil spoken of. 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 And he that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.
19 Let us therefore pursue the things that tend to peace, and to mutual edification. 20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure: but it is evil to that man who eateth with offence. 21 It is good, not to eat flesh, neither to drink wine, nor to do any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or made weak. 22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23 But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because it is not of faith; for whatsoever is not of faith, is sin.