Romans 14:16
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New International Version
Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.

New Living Translation
Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good.

English Standard Version
So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.

Berean Study Bible
Do not allow what you consider good, then, to be spoken of as evil.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore let not your good be spoken of as evil.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

King James Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, do not let your good be slandered,

International Standard Version
Do not allow what seems good to you to be spoken of as evil.

NET Bible
Therefore do not let what you consider good be spoken of as evil.

New Heart English Bible
Then do not let your good be slandered,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let not our good be blasphemed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't allow anyone to say that what you consider good is evil.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let not then your good be evil spoken of;

King James 2000 Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

American King James Version
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

American Standard Version
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not then our good be evil spoken of.

Darby Bible Translation
Let not then your good be evil spoken of;

English Revised Version
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore do not let the boon which is yours in common be exposed to reproach.

World English Bible
Then don't let your good be slandered,

Young's Literal Translation
Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
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
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. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.…
Cross References
Ruth 3:14
So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."

1 Corinthians 10:29
the other one's conscience I mean, not your own. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.
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