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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let not him that eateth - The Gentile, who eats flesh, despise him, the Jew, who eateth not flesh, but herbs. And let not him, the Jew, that eateth not indiscriminately, judge - condemn him, the Gentile, that eateth indiscriminately flesh or vegetables.

For God hath received him - Both being sincere and upright, and acting in the fear of God, are received as heirs of eternal life, without any difference on account of these religious scruples or prejudices.

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...

Library
July 25. "He that in These Things Serveth Christ is Acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18).
"He that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18). God can only use us while we are right. Satan cared far less for Peter's denial of his Master than for the use he made of it afterwards to destroy his faith. So Jesus said to him: "I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not." It was Peter's faith he attacked, and so it is our faith that Satan contests. "The trial of our faith is much more precious than gold that perisheth." Whatever else we let go let us hold steadfastly
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Limits of Liberty
'So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock, or an occasion to fall, in his brother's way. 14. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
The divisions of the chapter are,--I. The rule which permits us not to go astray in the study of righteousness, requires two things, viz., that man, abandoning his own will, devote himself entirely to the service of God; whence it follows, that we must seek not our own things, but the things of God, sec. 1, 2. II. A description of this renovation or Christian life taken from the Epistle to Titus, and accurately explained under certain special heads, sec. 3 to end. 1. ALTHOUGH the Law of God contains
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Further Journeying About Galilee.
^C Luke VIII. 1-3. ^c 1 And it came to pass soon afterwards [ i. e.,. soon after his visit to the Pharisee], that he went about through cities and villages [thus making a thorough circuit of the region of Galilee], preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God [John had preached repentance as a preparation for the kingdom; but Jesus now appears to have preached the kingdom itself, which was indeed to bring good tidings--Rom. xiv. 17 ], and with him the twelve [We here get a glimpse
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Luke 18:9
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

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

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

Romans 14:1
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.

Romans 14:10
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.

Romans 14:13
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.

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

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