Romans 14:19
New International Version
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

New Living Translation
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.

English Standard Version
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Berean Study Bible
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, we should pursue the things of peace, and the things for edification among each other.

New American Standard Bible
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

King James Bible
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

Contemporary English Version
We should try to live at peace and help each other have a strong faith.

Good News Translation
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

International Standard Version
Therefore, let's keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.

NET Bible
So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another.

New Heart English Bible
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, let us run after peace and after building one another up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So let's pursue those things which bring peace and which are good for each other.

New American Standard 1977
So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let us, therefore, follow after the things which make for peace and the edification of each one to the others.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

American King James Version
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

American Standard Version
So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore let us follow after the things that are of peace; and keep the things that are of edification one towards another.

Darby Bible Translation
So then let us pursue the things which tend to peace, and things whereby one shall build up another.

English Revised Version
So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let us aim at whatever makes for peace and mutual upbuilding of character.

World English Bible
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.

Young's Literal Translation
So, then, the things of peace may we pursue, and the things of building up one another;
Study Bible
The Law of Love
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. 20Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a man to let his eating be a stumbling block.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Romans 12:18
If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 7:15
But if the unbeliever leaves, let him go. The believing brother or sister is not bound in such cases. God has called you to live in peace.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:23
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible," but not everything is edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:3
But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, encouragement, and comfort.

1 Corinthians 14:4
The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I wish that all of you could speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

1 Corinthians 14:12
It is the same with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, strive to excel in gifts that build up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:17
You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other one is not edified.

1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a psalm or a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. All of these must be done to build up the church.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we were making a defense to you? We speak before God in Christ, and all of this, beloved, is to build you up.

Ephesians 4:12
to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,

Ephesians 4:29
Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Hebrews 12:14
Pursue peace with all men, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

follow.

Romans 12:18
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 133:1
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

and.

Romans 15:2
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

1 Corinthians 10:33
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 14:12-17,26
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church…







Lexicon
So
Ἄρα (Ara)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

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

let us pursue
διώκωμεν (diōkōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

what leads to
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

peace
εἰρήνης (eirēnēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

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

to
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mutual
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

edification.
οἰκοδομῆς (oikodomēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3619: Feminine of a compound of oikos and the base of doma; architecture, i.e. a structure; figuratively, confirmation.
(19) Let us therefore follow.--The best MSS. have the indicative mood, "so then we follow." There is, however, some good support for the Received text, especially in the patristic quotations and versions; and mistakes of this kind were peculiarly liable to be made.

Edify.--The word has unfortunately lost its freshness of meaning, but we have no other single equivalent for it in English. It is the "upbuilding," or mutual help and assistance in the spiritual life which Christians receive from their intercourse with each other.

Verses 19-21. - Let us therefore follow after the things that make for (literally, the things of) peace, and the things wherewith one may edify another (literally, the things of the edification of one another). For meat's sake destroy not the work of God. "Destroy," or rather, overthrow - the word is κατάλυε, not ἀππόλλυε as in ver. 15 - is connected in thought with the edification, or building up (οἰκοδομήν) before spoken cf. "The work of God" is that of his grace in the weak Christian's soul, growing, it may be, to full assurance of faith (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:9," ye are God's building"). Upset not the rising structure, which is God's own, as ye may do by putting a stumbling-block in the weak brother's way. All things indeed are pure (i.e. in themselves all God's gifts given for man's service are so); but it is evil to that man who eateth with offence (i.e. if the eating be to himself a stumbling-block. The idea is the same as in ver. 14). It is good (καλὸν, not of indispensable obligation, but a right and noble thing to do) neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. The concluding words in italics are of doubtful authority: they are not required for the sense. For St. Paul's expression of his own readiness to deny himself lawful things, if he might so avoid offence to weak brethren, cf. 1 Corinthians 8:13. 14:19-23 Many wish for peace, and talk loudly for it, who do not follow the things that make for peace. Meekness, humility, self-denial, and love, make for peace. We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. Many, for meat and drink, destroy the work of God in themselves; nothing more destroys the soul than pampering and pleasing the flesh, and fulfilling the lusts of it; so others are hurt, by wilful offence given. Lawful things may be done unlawfully, by giving offence to brethren. This takes in all indifferent things, whereby a brother is drawn into sin or trouble; or has his graces, his comforts, or his resolutions weakened. Hast thou faith? It is meant of knowledge and clearness as to our Christian liberty. Enjoy the comfort of it, but do not trouble others by a wrong use of it. Nor may we act against a doubting conscience. How excellent are the blessings of Christ's kingdom, which consists not in outward rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! How preferable is the service of God to all other services! and in serving him we are not called to live and die to ourselves, but unto Christ, whose we are, and whom we ought to serve.
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