Romans 14:21
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New International Version
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.

New Living Translation
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another believer to stumble.

English Standard Version
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Berean Study Bible
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything to cause your brother to stumble.

Berean Literal Bible
It is good neither to eat meat, nor to drink wine, nor anything in which your brother stumbles.

New American Standard Bible
It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.

King James Bible
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.

International Standard Version
The right thing to do is to avoid eating meat, drinking wine, or doing anything else that makes your brother stumble, upset, or weak.

NET Bible
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

New Heart English Bible
It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, or do anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is good that we do not eat flesh, neither drink wine, neither anything by which our brother is subverted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The right thing to do is to avoid eating meat, drinking wine, or doing anything else that causes another Christian to have doubts.

New American Standard 1977
It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor do any thing by which thy brother stumbles or is offended or is sick.

King James 2000 Bible
It is good neither to eat meat, nor to drink wine, nor anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

American King James Version
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

American Standard Version
It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good not to eat flesh, and not to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother is offended, or scandalized, or made weak.

Darby Bible Translation
[It is] right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor [do anything] in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak.

English Revised Version
It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing by which thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Weymouth New Testament
The right course is to forego eating meat or drinking wine or doing anything that tends to your brother's fall.

World English Bible
It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.

Young's Literal Translation
Right it is not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything in which thy brother doth stumble, or is made to fall, or is weak.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:19-23 Many wish for peace, and talk loudly for it, who do not follow the things that make for peace. Meekness, humility, self-denial, and love, make for peace. We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. Many, for meat and drink, destroy the work of God in themselves; nothing more destroys the soul than pampering and pleasing the flesh, and fulfilling the lusts of it; so others are hurt, by wilful offence given. Lawful things may be done unlawfully, by giving offence to brethren. This takes in all indifferent things, whereby a brother is drawn into sin or trouble; or has his graces, his comforts, or his resolutions weakened. Hast thou faith? It is meant of knowledge and clearness as to our Christian liberty. Enjoy the comfort of it, but do not trouble others by a wrong use of it. Nor may we act against a doubting conscience. How excellent are the blessings of Christ's kingdom, which consists not in outward rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! How preferable is the service of God to all other services! and in serving him we are not called to live and die to ourselves, but unto Christ, whose we are, and whom we ought to serve.
Study Bible
The Law of Love
20Do 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. 21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything to cause your brother to stumble. 22Keep your belief about such matters between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:21
But since he has no root, he remains for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.

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

1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to stumble.
Treasury of Scripture

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

good.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

Romans 15:1,2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

1 Corinthians 8:13 Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while …

whereby.

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather…

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

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

Matthew 18:7-10 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

Luke 17:1,2 Then said he to the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses …

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

Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be …

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

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