1 But him that is weak in the faith receive ye, yet not for decisions of scruples. 2 One believes that he may eat all things; but he that is weak eats herbs. 3 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him that does not eat despise him that eats; for God received him. 4 Who are you that judge another's servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. But he shall be made to stand; for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5 One man, indeed, esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He that regards the day regards it to the Lord; and he that eats eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives thanks to God. 7 For no one of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For, if we live, we live to the Lord; and, if we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ died, and lived, that He might be Lord of both dead and living. 10 But you??hy do you judge your brother? or you also??hy do you despise your brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it has been written, "As I live, saith the Lord, to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to God."
13 Let us not, therefore, judge one another any more; but judge ye this rather, not to put a stumbling-block, or an occasion of falling, in a brother's way. 14 I know, and have been persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: except that to him who accounts anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 For, if because of your food your brother is aggrieved, you are no longer walking in accordance with love. Destroy not with your food him for whom Christ died. 16 Let not, therefore, your good be evil spoken of; 17 for the Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he that in these things serves Christ, is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men.
19 So, then, let us follow after the things productive of peace, and the things that tend to mutual edification. 20 Do not, for the sake of food, overthrow the work of God. All things, indeed, are clean; but it is evil to him who eats with offense. 21 It is good, neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby your brother stumbles. 22 The faith which you have, have to yourself before God. Happy is he that judges not himself in that which he approves. 23 And he who doubts is condemned, if he eat, because he eats not of faith; and all that is not of faith is sin.