Romans 14:3
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them.

English Standard Version
Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

Berean Study Bible
The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.

Berean Literal Bible
The one eating, let him not despise the one not eating; and the one not eating, let him not judge the one eating, for God has received him.

New American Standard Bible
The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.

King James Bible
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One who eats must not look down on one who does not eat, and one who does not eat must not criticize one who does, because God has accepted him.

International Standard Version
The person who eats any kind of food must not ridicule the person who does not eat them, and the person who does not eat certain foods must not criticize the person who eats them, for God has accepted him.

NET Bible
The one who eats everything must not despise the one who does not, and the one who abstains must not judge the one who eats everything, for God has accepted him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who eat all foods should not despise people who eat only vegetables. In the same way, the vegetarians should not criticize people who eat all foods, because God has accepted those people.

New American Standard 1977
Let not him who eats regard with contempt him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let not him that eats despise him that does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him that eats; for God has raised him up.

King James 2000 Bible
Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him who eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

American King James Version
Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

American Standard Version
Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and he that eateth not, let him not judge him that eateth. For God hath taken him to him.

Darby Bible Translation
Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

English Revised Version
Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not; and let not him who eateth not, judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Weymouth New Testament
Let not him who eats certain food look down upon him who abstains from it, nor him who abstains from it find fault with him who eats it; for God has received both of them.

World English Bible
Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.

Young's Literal Translation
let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1-6 Differences of opinion prevailed even among the immediate followers of Christ and their disciples. Nor did St. Paul attempt to end them. Compelled assent to any doctrine, or conformity to outward observances without being convinced, would be hypocritical and of no avail. Attempts for producing absolute oneness of mind among Christians would be useless. Let not Christian fellowship be disturbed with strifes of words. It will be good for us to ask ourselves, when tempted to disdain and blame our brethren; Has not God owned them? and if he has, dare I disown them? Let not the Christian who uses his liberty, despise his weak brother as ignorant and superstitious. Let not the scrupulous believer find fault with his brother, for God accepted him, without regarding the distinctions of meats. We usurp the place of God, when we take upon us thus to judge the thoughts and intentions of others, which are out of our view. The case as to the observance of days was much the same. Those who knew that all these things were done away by Christ's coming, took no notice of the festivals of the Jews. But it is not enough that our consciences consent to what we do; it is necessary that it be certified from the word of God. Take heed of acting against a doubting conscience. We are all apt to make our own views the standard of truth, to deem things certain which to others appear doubtful. Thus Christians often despise or condemn each other, about doubtful matters of no moment. A thankful regard to God, the Author and Giver of all our mercies, sanctifies and sweetens them.
Study Bible
The Law of Liberty
2For one man has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables. 3The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him. 4Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.…
Cross References
Luke 18:9
To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable:

Acts 28:2
The islanders showed us extraordinary kindness. They kindled a fire and welcomed all of us because it was raining and cold.

Romans 11:15
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Romans 14:1
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.

Romans 14:10
Why, then, do you judge your brother? Or why do you belittle your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.

Romans 14:13
Therefore let us stop judging one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.

Romans 15:7
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring glory to God.

Colossians 2:16
Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a festival, a New Moon, or a Sabbath.
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Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

despise.

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Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice…

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you…

Luke 18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

1 Corinthians 8:11-13 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom …

judge.

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

Matthew 7:1,2 Judge not, that you be not judged…

Matthew 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the …

Matthew 11:18,19 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil…

1 Corinthians 10:29,30 Conscience, I say, not your own, but of the other: for why is my …

Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect …

for.

Acts 10:34,44 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that …

Acts 15:8,9 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the …

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