Romans 14:18
New International Version
because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

New Living Translation
If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.

English Standard Version
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Berean Study Bible
For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

Berean Literal Bible
For the one serving Christ in these things is well-pleasing to God and approved by men.

New American Standard Bible
For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

King James Bible
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and receives human approval.

Contemporary English Version
If you serve Christ in this way, you will please God and be respected by people.

Good News Translation
And when you serve Christ in this way, you please God and are approved by others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men.

International Standard Version
For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

NET Bible
For the one who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

New Heart English Bible
For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For whoever serves The Messiah in these things is beautiful to God and is approved before the children of men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who serves Christ with this in mind is pleasing to God and respected by people.

New American Standard 1977
For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he that in these things serves the Christ is well pleasing unto God and approved of men.

King James 2000 Bible
For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

American King James Version
For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

American Standard Version
For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he that in this serveth Christ, pleaseth God, and is approved of men.

Darby Bible Translation
For he that in this serves the Christ [is] acceptable to God and approved of men.

English Revised Version
For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Weymouth New Testament
and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him.

World English Bible
For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Young's Literal Translation
for he who in these things is serving the Christ, is acceptable to God and approved of men.
Study Bible
The Law of Love
17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. 19So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.…
Cross References
Romans 16:18
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

2 Corinthians 5:9
So we aspire to please Him, whether we are here in this body or away from it.

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think on these things.

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

Treasury of Scripture

For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

in.

Romans 14:4
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

Romans 6:22
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Romans 12:11
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

is.

Romans 12:1,2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service…

Genesis 4:7
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

and.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

serves
δουλεύων (douleuōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1398: To be a slave, be subject to, obey, be devoted. From doulos; to be a slave to.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

this way
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

[is] pleasing
εὐάρεστος (euarestos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2101: Acceptable, well-pleasing (especially to God), grateful. From eu and arestos; fully agreeable.

to God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

approved
δόκιμος (dokimos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1384: Approved, acceptable, tried. From dokeo; properly, acceptable, i.e. Approved.

by men.
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(18) In these things.--The more correct reading is, in this (way). The meaning, however, is the same.

Serveth Christ.--Here the principle of unity which holds together different sides and manifestations of the Christian character is indicated.

Approved of men.--So that He will not be "evil spoken of," as the uncompromising legalist or anti-legalist is apt to be.

14:14-18 Christ deals gently with those who have true grace, though they are weak in it. Consider the design of Christ's death: also that drawing a soul to sin, threatens the destruction of that soul. Did Christ deny himself for our brethren, so as to die for them, and shall not we deny ourselves for them, so as to keep from any indulgence? We cannot hinder ungoverned tongues from speaking evil; but we must not give them any occasion. We must deny ourselves in many cases what we may lawfully do, when our doing it may hurt our good name. Our good often comes to be evil spoken of, because we use lawful things in an uncharitable and selfish manner. As we value the reputation of the good we profess and practise, let us seek that it may not be evil-spoken of. Righteousness, peace, and joy, are words that mean a great deal. As to God, our great concern is to appear before him justified by Christ's death, sanctified by the Spirit of his grace; for the righteous Lord loveth righteousness. As to our brethren, it is to live in peace, and love, and charity with them; following peace with all men. As to ourselves, it is joy in the Holy Ghost; that spiritual joy wrought by the blessed Spirit in the hearts of believers, which respects God as their reconciled Father, and heaven as their expected home. Regard to Christ in doing our duties, alone can make them acceptable. Those are most pleasing to God that are best pleased with him; and they abound most in peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. They are approved by wise and good men; and the opinion of others is not to be regarded.
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