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.
Romans 14:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryJuly 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
A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
Further Journeying About Galilee.
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
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.
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.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
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