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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But offer a hand to the one who is weak in faith and do not be divided by your disputes.
There is one who believes that he may eat everything, and he who is weak eats vegetables.
But 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 accepted him.
Who are you to judge a Servant who is not yours? For if he stands, he stands to his Master, and if he falls, he falls to his Master, for it is appointed to his Master to be able to establish him.
5There is one who distinguishes one day from another and there is another who judges all days the same, but let every person be certain in his own mind.
6Whoever esteems whatever day, he esteems it for his Lord, and everyone who does not esteem whatever day, for his Lord he does not esteem it. He who eats, eats for his Lord and he gives thanks to God, and he who does not eat, for his Lord he does not eat, and he gives thanks to God.
7For none of us lives for himself and no man dies for himself.
8For if we live, we live for Our Lord, and if we die, we die for Our Lord; whether we live, therefore, or we die, we belong to Our Lord.
9For this purpose also The Messiah died and lived and arose, that he would be THE LORD JEHOVAH to the dead and to the living.
10But why are you judging your brother, or why do you even despise your brother? For all of us are going to stand before the judgment seat of The Messiah,
11According to what is written: “As I live, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, every knee shall bow to me and to me every tongue shall swear.”
12So then, every person among us gives an account of himself to God.
13From now on let us not judge one another, but determine this rather: “You shall not lay a stumbling block for your brother.”
14For I know and I am persuaded by THE LORD JEHOVAH Yeshua that there is nothing that is defiled in his presence. But to the one who regards anything impure, it is impure to him alone.
15But if you grieve your brother because of food, you are not walking in love. You shall not destroy, by your food, one for whose sake The Messiah died.
16And let not our good be blasphemed.
17For The Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but the righteousness and the peace and the joy in The Spirit of Holiness.
18For whoever serves The Messiah in these things is beautiful to God and is approved before the children of men.
19And now, let us run after peace and after building one another up.
20And let us not destroy a Servant of God because of food, for everything is pure, but it is evil to a man who eats with offense.
21For it is good that we do not eat flesh, neither drink wine, neither anything by which our brother is subverted.
22You who have faith in your soul, hold it before God. Whoever does not judge his soul in the thing which he designates is blessed.
23For whoever is doubtful and eats is condemned because it is not in faith, for everything that is not from faith is sin.