Romans 14:13
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New International Version
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.

New Living Translation
So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.

English Standard Version
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this-- not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way.

King James Bible
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother's way.

International Standard Version
Therefore, let's no longer criticize each other. Instead, make up your mind not to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

NET Bible
Therefore we must not pass judgment on one another, but rather determine never to place an obstacle or a trap before a brother or sister.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From now on let us not judge one another, but determine this rather: “You shall not lay a stumbling block for your brother.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So let's stop criticizing each other. Instead, you should decide never to do anything that would make other Christians have doubts or lose their faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let us, therefore, not judge one another any more, but judge this rather: that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

American King James Version
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

American Standard Version
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge ye this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock in his brother's way, or an occasion of falling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But judge this rather, that you put not a stumblingblock or a scandal in your brother's way.

Darby Bible Translation
Let us no longer therefore judge one another; but judge ye this rather, not to put a stumbling-block or a fall-trap before his brother.

English Revised Version
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge ye this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock in his brother's way, or an occasion of falling.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let us no longer judge one another; but, instead of that, you should come to this judgement--that we must not put a stumbling-block in our brother's path, nor anything to trip him up.

World English Bible
Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.

Young's Literal Translation
no longer, therefore, may we judge one another, but this judge ye rather, not to put a stumbling-stone before the brother, or an offence.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:7-13 Though some are weak, and others are strong, yet all must agree not to live to themselves. No one who has given up his name to Christ, is allowedly a self-seeker; that is against true Christianity. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God. That is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. Though Christians are of different strength, capacities, and practices in lesser things, yet they are all the Lord's; all are looking and serving, and approving themselves to Christ. He is Lord of those that are living, to rule them; of those that are dead, to revive them, and raise them up. Christians should not judge or despise one another, because both the one and the other must shortly give an account. A believing regard to the judgment of the great day, would silence rash judgings. Let every man search his own heart and life; he that is strict in judging and humbling himself, will not be apt to judge and despise his brother. We must take heed of saying or doing things which may cause others to stumble or to fall. The one signifies a lesser, the other a greater degree of offence; that which may be an occasion of grief or of guilt to our brother.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let us not therefore judge one another more,.... With respect to the observance or non-observance of the laws relating to meats and drinks, and days, and times; the apostle means, that they should not judge rashly, nor anything before the time; they should not censure and judge each other's characters and states, on account of these things, but leave all to the decisive day, to Christ the Judge, and to his bar, before which all must stand:

but judge this rather; or reckon this to be the most proper, fit, and advisable:

that no man put a stumblingblock or occasion to fall in his brother's way; as in the former part of the advice the apostle seems to have respect more especially to the weak brethren, who were ready to judge and condemn such as neglected the observance of the laws about meats and days, as transgressors, and as wicked persons, that ought not to be in the communion of the church; so in this he seems more principally to have regard to the stronger brethren; who, through their imprudent use of their Christian liberty, offended weaker minds, and were the occasion of their stumbling and falling, which it became them to be careful to prevent; and rather than be a means of anything of this nature, it was much better, as he afterwards observes, neither to eat flesh, nor drink wine, and entirely drop or forego the use of their liberty.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Let us not therefore judge—"assume the office of judge over"

one another; but judge this rather, &c.—a beautiful sort of play upon the word "judge," meaning, "But let this be your judgment, not to put a stumbling-block," &c.

Romans 14:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Cause Your Brother to Stumble
13Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this-- not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way. 14I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:1
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Matthew 16:23
Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."

Romans 14:3
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.

1 Corinthians 8:9
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.
Treasury of Scripture

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

judge one.

Romans 14:4,10 Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he …

James 2:4 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his …

but.

Luke 12:57 Yes, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?

1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray to God uncovered?

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

put.

Romans 9:32,33 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works …

Romans 11:9 And David said, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

Leviticus 19:14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the …

Isaiah 57:14 And shall say, Cast you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up …

Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and …

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are …

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, …

1 Corinthians 8:9-13 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling …

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor …

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere …

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them …

or.

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the …

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

1 John 2:10 He that loves his brother stays in the light, and there is none occasion …

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