Romanos 14

1 But to him who is weak in the faith give the hand, and be not divided in your thoughts.

2 For there are some who believe that one may eat every thing, and he who is weak; eateth (only) the herb.

3 But let not him who eateth despise him who eateth not; and he who eateth not, let him not judge him who eateth; for Aloha hath received him.

4 Who art thou that judgest a servant who is not thine? who, if he stand, unto his Lord he standeth, and if he fall, falleth unto his Lord. But standing, he standeth; for there is power in the hands of his Lord to make him stand.

5 There is who distinguisheth day from day, and there is who judgeth all days (to be alike); but let every man in the conviction of his (own) mind be confirmed.

6 He who thinketh of the day, to his Lord he thinketh; and every one who thinketh not of the day, unto his Lord he thinketh not (of it). He who eateth, to his Lord he eateth, and to Aloha giveth thanks;

7 and he who eateth not, to his Lord he eateth not, and giveth thanks to Aloha. For there is no one of us who to himself liveth and no one who to himself dieth.

8 For if we live, to our Lord we live; and if we die, to our Lord we die: and if we live, then, or if we die, our Lord's are we.

9 Because of this also the Meshiha died and lived and arose, that he might be Lord of the dead and of the living. But thou, why dost thou judge thy brother?

10 Or thou, also, why despisest thou thy brother? For we shall all stand before the tribunal of the Meshiha:

11 as it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, unto me every knee shall bow, and to me shall every tongue confess.

12 Therefore, every one of us the answer for himself shall give unto Aloha.

13 Then judge not one another, but this determine rather, to lay not a stumbling-block for thy brother.

14 For I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jeshu, that a thing which is unclean from itself is not (so); but to him who judgeth of any thing that it is polluted, to him only it is polluted.

15 But if on account of meat thou grievest thy brother, thou walkest not in love: destroy not by thy meat him on account of whom the Meshiha died.

16 Let not our good (things) be blasphemed.

17 For the kingdom of Aloha is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Spirit of Holiness.

18 For who in these things serveth the Meshiha pleaseth Aloha, and before men is approved.

19 Now, after peace let us pursue, and after the edification of one another,

20 and not for the sake of meats undo the work of Aloha. For each thing is pure, yet evil is it to the man who eateth with offence.

21 It is well not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing by which our brother is offended.

22 Hast thou confidence? In thyself retain it before Aloha. Blessed is he who condemneth not himself in what he distinguisheth.

23 For he who doubteth and eateth is made guilty, because he eateth not with confidence. For every thing that is not of confidence is sin.