Romans 14:20
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English Standard Version
Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

King James Bible
For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

American Standard Version
Overthrow not for meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Destroy not the work of God for meat. All things indeed are clean: but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

English Revised Version
Overthrow not for meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the sake of food, destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offense.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not for food's sake be throwing down God's work. All food is pure; but a man is in the wrong if his food is a snare to others.

Romans 14:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Destroy (κατάλυε)

A different word from that In Romans 14:15. It means to loosen down, and is used of the destruction of buildings. Hence according with edification in Romans 14:19. See on Mark 13:2; see on Acts 5:38.

Work of God

The christian brother, whose christian personality is God's work. See 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10; James 1:18.

With offense (διὰ προσκόμματος)

Against his own conscientious scruple. Lit., through or amidst offense.

Romans 14:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For. See on ver.

Romans 14:15 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died.

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

1 Corinthians 6:12,13 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me...

1 Corinthians 8:8,13 But meat commends us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse...

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

the work.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

All.

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean...

Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Acts 10:15 And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not you common.

1 Timothy 4:3-5 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

but.

Romans 14:15,21 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. Destroy not him with your meat, for whom Christ died...

1 Corinthians 8:9-12 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak...

1 Corinthians 10:32,33 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God...

Cross References
Acts 10:15
And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has made clean, do not call common."

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

Romans 14:14
I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.

Romans 14:15
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.

1 Corinthians 8:9
But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Corinthians 8:11
And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:12
Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

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