1 Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful thoughts.
2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables.
3 Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat
judge him who eats; for God has received him.
4 Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed,
he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.
5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each
be fully assured in his own mind.
6 He who regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he who does not regard the day, to
the Lord he does not regard it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks;
and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
7 For none 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. Therefore,
whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord over both
the dead and the living.
10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you treat your brother as being of no
account? For everyone shall appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
11 For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every
tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then each of us shall give account concerning himself to God.
13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a
stumbling block or a snare in our brother's way.
14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but
to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in
love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.
16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;
17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and
joy in the Holy Spirit.
18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
19 Therefore let us pursue the things of peace and the things that build up one another.
20 Do not bring to naught the work of God on account of food. All things indeed are
pure, but it is evil for the man whose eating causes a stumbling block.
21 It is good not to eat flesh nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is enticed to sin or is made weak.
22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Blessed is he who does not
condemn himself in what he approves.
23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it is not out of faith; for
whatever is not out of faith is sin.