Romans 14:16
New International Version
Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.

New Living Translation
Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good.

English Standard Version
So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil.

Berean Study Bible
Do not allow what you consider good, then, to be spoken of as evil.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore let not your good be spoken of as evil.

King James Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

New King James Version
Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;

New American Standard Bible
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

NASB 1995
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

NASB 1977
Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;

Amplified Bible
Therefore do not let what is a good thing for you [because of your freedom to choose] be spoken of as evil [by someone else];

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, do not let your good be slandered,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, do not let your good be slandered,

American Standard Version
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let not our good be blasphemed.

Contemporary English Version
Don't let your right to eat bring shame to Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not then our good be evil spoken of.

English Revised Version
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Good News Translation
Do not let what you regard as good get a bad name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't allow anyone to say that what you consider good is evil.

International Standard Version
Do not allow what seems good to you to be spoken of as evil.

Literal Standard Version
Do not let, then, evil be spoken of your good,

NET Bible
Therefore do not let what you consider good be spoken of as evil.

New Heart English Bible
Then do not let your good be slandered,

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore do not let the boon which is yours in common be exposed to reproach.

World English Bible
Then don't let your good be slandered,

Young's Literal Translation
Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Law of Love
15If your brother is distressed by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy your brother, for whom Christ died. 16Do not allow what you consider good, then, to be spoken of as evil. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.…

Cross References
Ruth 3:14
So she lay down at his feet until morning, but she got up before anyone else could recognize her. Then Boaz said, "Do not let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor."

1 Corinthians 10:29
the other one's conscience, I mean, not your own. For why should my freedom be determined by someone else's conscience?

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.


Treasury of Scripture

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

Romans 12:17
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

1 Corinthians 10:29,30
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? …

2 Corinthians 8:20,21
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: …









(16) Your good.--That blessing of Christian liberty which you enjoy. This is not to be used so as to give rise to reproaches and recriminations which will make a bad impression on the outside world.

Verse 16. - Let not then your good be evil spoken of. "Your good" is your enlightenment, which is in itself a good thing; but it will be "evil spoken of" as a bad thing, if it leads to superciliousness and uncharitableness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{Do} not {allow}
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

what
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

you [consider]
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

good,
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 18: A primary word; 'good'.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

to be spoken of as evil.
βλασφημείσθω (blasphēmeisthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 987: From blasphemos; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously.


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