Romans 14:1
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English Standard Version
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

King James Bible
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

American Standard Version
But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not for decision of scruples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
NOW him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts.

English Revised Version
But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not to doubtful disputations.

Webster's Bible Translation
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

Weymouth New Testament
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Weak in the faith

Probably referring to a class of Jewish Christians with Essenic tendencies. Better, as Rev., in faith, the reference being to faith in Christ, not to christian doctrine. See on Acts 6:7.

Receive ye (προσλαμβάνεσθε)

Into fellowship. See on Matthew 16:22.

Doubtful disputations (διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν)

Lit., judgings of thoughts. The primary meaning of διαλογισμός is a thinking-through or over. Hence of those speculations or reasonings in one's mind which take the form of scruples. See on Mark 7:21. Διάκρισις has the same sense as in the other two passages where it occurs (1 Corinthians 12:10; Hebrews 5:14); discerning with a view to forming a judgment. Hence the meaning is, "receive these weak brethren, but not for the purpose of passing judgment upon their scruples."

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weak.

Romans 14:21 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.

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old...

Romans 15:1,7 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves...

Job 4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...

Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

Ezekiel 34:4,16 The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken...

Zechariah 11:16 For, see, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one...

Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.

Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

Matthew 18:6,10 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me...

Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea...

1 Corinthians 3:1,2 And I, brothers, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ...

1 Corinthians 8:7-13 However, there is not in every man that knowledge...

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

receive.

Romans 15:7 Why receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me...

Matthew 18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

John 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

Philippians 2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

2 John 1:10 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

3 John 1:8-10 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth...

doubtful disputations. or, judge his doubtful thoughts.

Romans 14:2-5 For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs...

Cross References
Mark 7:19
since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Acts 28:2
The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

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

Romans 14:2
One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.

Romans 14:3
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.

Romans 15:1
We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Romans 15:7
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

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