Romans 14:3
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Romans 14:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Despise (ἐξουθενείτω)

The verb means literally to throw out as nothing. Rev., better, set at nought.

Judge (κρινέτω)

Judgment is assigned to the weak brother, contempt to the stronger. Censoriousness is the peculiar error of the ascetic, contemptuousness of the liberal. A distinguished minister once remarked: "The weak brother is the biggest bully in the universe!" Both extremes are allied to spiritual pride.

Hath received (προσελάβετο)

The aorist points to a definite time - when he believed on Christ, though there is still a reference to his present relation to God as determined by the fact of his reception then, which may warrant the rendering by the perfect.

Romans 14:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

despise.

Romans 14:10,15,21 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother...

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 that they were righteous, and despised others:

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

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 Pharisees fast oft, but your disciples fast not?

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 liberty judged of another man's conscience...

Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days...

for.

Acts 10:34,44 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons...

Acts 15:8,9 And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did to us...

Cross References
Luke 18:9
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

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

Romans 14:10
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;

Romans 14:13
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

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

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