Romans 14:15
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New International Version
If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.

New Living Translation
And if another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don't let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died.

English Standard Version
For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

Berean Study Bible
If your brother is distressed by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother, for whom Christ died.

Berean Literal Bible
For if on account of food your brother is grieved, no longer are you walking according to love. Do not destroy with food that one of you for whom Christ died.

New American Standard Bible
For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

King James Bible
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if your brother is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy that one Christ died for by what you eat.

International Standard Version
For if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not destroy the person for whom the Messiah died by what you eat.

NET Bible
For if your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy by your food someone for whom Christ died.

New Heart English Bible
Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So if what you eat hurts another Christian, you are no longer living by love. Don't destroy anyone by what you eat. Christ died for that person.

New American Standard 1977
For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if thy brother is grieved because of thy food, now thou dost not walk in charity. Do not destroy him with thy food, for whom Christ died.

King James 2000 Bible
But if your brother is grieved with your food, you no longer walk in love. Destroy not him with your food, for whom Christ died.

American King James Version
But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.

American Standard Version
For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Darby Bible Translation
For if on account of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer according to love. Destroy not him with thy meat for whom Christ has died.

English Revised Version
For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if thy brother is grieved with thy food, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy food, for whom Christ died.

Weymouth New Testament
If your brother is pained by the food you are eating, your conduct is no longer controlled by love. Take care lest, by the food you eat, you lead to ruin a man for whom Christ died.

World English Bible
Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don't destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.

Young's Literal Translation
and if through victuals thy brother is grieved, no more dost thou walk according to love; do not with thy victuals destroy that one for whom Christ died.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:14-18 Christ deals gently with those who have true grace, though they are weak in it. Consider the design of Christ's death: also that drawing a soul to sin, threatens the destruction of that soul. Did Christ deny himself for our brethren, so as to die for them, and shall not we deny ourselves for them, so as to keep from any indulgence? We cannot hinder ungoverned tongues from speaking evil; but we must not give them any occasion. We must deny ourselves in many cases what we may lawfully do, when our doing it may hurt our good name. Our good often comes to be evil spoken of, because we use lawful things in an uncharitable and selfish manner. As we value the reputation of the good we profess and practise, let us seek that it may not be evil-spoken of. Righteousness, peace, and joy, are words that mean a great deal. As to God, our great concern is to appear before him justified by Christ's death, sanctified by the Spirit of his grace; for the righteous Lord loveth righteousness. As to our brethren, it is to live in peace, and love, and charity with them; following peace with all men. As to ourselves, it is joy in the Holy Ghost; that spiritual joy wrought by the blessed Spirit in the hearts of believers, which respects God as their reconciled Father, and heaven as their expected home. Regard to Christ in doing our duties, alone can make them acceptable. Those are most pleasing to God that are best pleased with him; and they abound most in peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. They are approved by wise and good men; and the opinion of others is not to be regarded.
Study Bible
The Law of Love
14I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. 15If your brother is distressed by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother, for whom Christ died. 16Do not allow what you consider good, then, to be spoken of as evil.…
Cross References
Romans 14:20
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to let his eating be a stumbling block.

1 Corinthians 8:11
So this weak brother, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.
Treasury of Scripture

But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.

thy brother.

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

1 Corinthians 8:12 But when you sin so against the brothers, and wound their weak conscience, …

now.

Romans 13:10 Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have …

1 Corinthians 13:1,4,5 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not …

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty …

Philippians 2:2-4 Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, …

charitable. Gr. according to charity. Destroy.

1 Corinthians 8:11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but …

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