New Living Translation
Don't tear apart the work of God over what you eat. Remember, all foods are acceptable, but it is wrong to eat something if it makes another person stumble.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil to that man who eats while stumbling in doing so.
World English Bible
Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
Young's Literal Translation
for the sake of victuals cast not down the work of God; all things, indeed, are pure, but evil is to the man who is eating through stumbling.
Romans 14:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:20 The work of God - Which he builds in the soul by faith, and in the church by concord. It is evil to that man who eateth with offence - So as to offend another thereby.
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But the voice spoke again: "Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean."
For instance, one person believes it's all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables.
I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong.
And if another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don't let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died.
1 Corinthians 8:9
But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble.
1 Corinthians 8:11
So because of your superior knowledge, a weak believer for whom Christ died will be destroyed.
1 Corinthians 8:12
And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ.
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