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

New Living Translation
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.

English Standard Version
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Berean Study Bible
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.

Berean Literal Bible
Now receive the one being weak in the faith, not for passing judgment on reasonings.

King James Bible
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

New King James Version
Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.

New American Standard Bible
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not to have quarrels over opinions.

NASB 1995
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

NASB 1977
Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

Amplified Bible
As for the one whose faith is weak, accept him [into your fellowship], but not for [the purpose of] quarreling over his opinions.

Christian Standard Bible
Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about disputed matters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.

American Standard Version
But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not for decision of scruples.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But offer a hand to the one who is weak in faith and do not be divided by your disputes.

Contemporary English Version
Welcome all the Lord's followers, even those whose faith is weak. Don't criticize them for having beliefs that are different from yours.

Douay-Rheims Bible
NOW him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts.

Good News Translation
Welcome those who are weak in faith, but do not argue with them about their personal opinions.

International Standard Version
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing over differences of opinion.

Literal Standard Version
And receive him who is weak in the faith—not to determinations of reasonings;

New American Bible
Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.

NET Bible
Now receive the one who is weak in the faith, and do not have disputes over differing opinions.

New Revised Standard Version
Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions.

New Heart English Bible
Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.

Weymouth New Testament
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.

World English Bible
Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.

Young's Literal Translation
And him who is weak in the faith receive ye -- not to determinations of reasonings;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Law of Liberty
1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. 2For one person has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables.…

Cross References
Mark 7:19
because it does not enter his heart, but it goes into the stomach and then is eliminated." (Thus all foods are clean.)

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

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

Romans 14:2
For one person has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables.

Romans 14:3
The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.

Romans 15:1
We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.

weak.

Romans 14:21
It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Romans 4:19
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:

Romans 15:1,7
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves…

receive.

Romans 15:7
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

Matthew 10:40-42
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me…

Matthew 18:5
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

doubtful disputations.

Romans 14:2-5
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs…











(1) Weak in the faith . . .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. Where the "eye is single"--where all the powers and faculties of the man are concentrated upon one object, and that object the highest that can engage human thought or affection--there will naturally be a certain largeness of view. The opposite of this is to be "weak in the faith." There may be a sincere desire to lead a religious life, and yet the mind is taken up with petty details, each of which is painfully judged by itself, and not by reference to a central principle.

Receive ye.--Take to yourselves, stretch out the hand of friendship to him.

Doubtful disputations.--The marginal rendering is more exact, "to judge his doubtful thoughts," or "to criticise his scruples." The strong are to deal tenderly with the weak, and not engage them in casuistical discussions.

Verses 1-23. - F. The duty of enlightened Christians towards weak brethren. From moral duties in general of Christians towards each other and towards all the apostle now passes to such as they owe peculiarly to each other as members of a religious community, united by a common faith. He has already (Romans 12:16) admonished his readers to be "of the same mind one toward another;" but, as was remarked under that verse, this did not imply agreement of view on all subjects, such as is impossible where there are many minds. In this chapter he recognizes the impossibility, having immediately before him what was then patent, the inability of some, through prejudice or slowness of conception, to enter into views of the meaning of the gospel which to himself and the more enlightened were apparent. He by no means departs from what he says elsewhere (cf. Galatians 1:6-10) about no denial of fundamental doctrine being allowable in the communion of the Church; but in matters not touching the foundation he does here inculcate a large and generous tolerance. In these, as in all other relations between men on the earth together, the all-inspiring principle of charity is to rule. Who the "weak brethren" were whose scruples he especially inculcates tolerance of in this chapter cannot be decided positively. It will he seen that they were persons who thought it their duty to abstain from animal food, and perhaps also from wine (vers. 2, 21); and there is allusion also to observance of certain days (ver. 5). The views that have been taken are as follows: -

(1) That they were the same class of Jewish Christians as are spoken of in 1 Corinthians 8. as over-scrupulous about eating of things that had been offered in sacrifice to idols.

(2) That they were such as were scrupulous in avoiding unclean meats, forbidden in the Mosaic Law. (Or, as Erasmus and others suggest, views (1) and (2) may be combined.)

(3) That they were ascetics. In favour of view . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Accept
προσλαμβάνεσθε (proslambanesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4355: (a) I take to myself, (b) I take aside, (c) I welcome. From pros and lambano; to take to oneself, i.e. Use, lead, admit.

him whose
Τὸν (Ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

faith
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

is weak,
ἀσθενοῦντα (asthenounta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 770: To be weak (physically: then morally), To be sick. From asthenes; to be feeble.

without
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

passing judgment
διακρίσεις (diakriseis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1253: Distinguishing; hence: deciding, passing sentence on; the act of judgment, discernment. From diakrino; judicial estimation.

on [his] opinions.
διαλογισμῶν (dialogismōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 1261: From dialogizomai; discussion, i.e. consideration, or debate.


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