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New International Version
One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
New Living Translation
For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables.
English Standard Version
One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.
Berean Study Bible
For one person has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables.
Berean Literal Bible
Indeed, one believes to eat all things; but the one being weak eats vegetables.
King James Bible
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
New King James Version
For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
New American Standard Bible
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but the one who is weak eats only vegetables.
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
One man has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
One man’s faith permits him to eat everything, while the weak believer eats only vegetables [to avoid eating ritually unclean meat or something previously considered unclean].
Christian Standard Bible
One person believes he may eat anything, while one who is weak eats only vegetables.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.
American Standard Version
One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is one who believes that he may eat everything, and he who is weak eats vegetables.
Contemporary English Version
Some think it is all right to eat anything, while those whose faith is weak will eat only vegetables.
For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that is weak, let him eat herbs.
Good News Translation
Some people's faith allows them to eat anything, but the person who is weak in the faith eats only vegetables.
International Standard Version
One person believes that he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.
Literal Standard Version
one believes that he may eat all things—and he who is weak eats herbs;
New American Bible
One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.
One person believes in eating everything, but the weak person eats only vegetables.
New Revised Standard Version
Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables.
New Heart English Bible
One person has faith to eat all things, but the one who is weak eats only vegetables.
Weymouth New Testament
One man's faith allows him to eat anything, while a man of weaker faith eats nothing but vegetables.
World English Bible
One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
Young's Literal Translation
one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs;
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Law of Liberty
1Accept 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. 3The 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.…
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.
I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean.
Do 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.
We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
1 Corinthians 8:9
Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Corinthians 9:22
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
Treasury of Scripture
For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.
Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
1 Corinthians 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
Galatians 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
Romans 14:22,23 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth…
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Believeth that he may . . .--Rather, perhaps, hath confidence to eat all things. His faith is strong enough to prevent his conscience from becoming uneasy.Verses 2, 3. - One believeth that he may eat all things (literally, believeth to - or, hath faith to - eat all things), but he that is weak eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. "He that eateth" is the one that has faith to eat all things; and it is against contempt on his part of the weak in faith that the admonition is mainly directed throughout the chapter (cf. also Romans 15:1). But the weak require an admonition too. Their temptation was to judge those who indulged in freedom which to themselves appeared unlawful; and here, in ver. 5, the apostle gives such as did so a sharp reproof. There is a tone of indignation in his σὺ τίς εῖ ὁ κρίνων; reminding us of his tone towards the Judaists in Galatia, who would have crippled Christian liberty. "God hath received him" refers evidently, as appears from its position and from the following verse, to him that eateth. God hath received him to himself in Christ, whosoever may sit in judgment on him. We observe that the verb προσελάβετο is the same as in ver. 1 and in Romans 15:7.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 5315: A primary verb; to eat.
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.
Article - Nominative 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.
who is weak,
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 770: To be weak (physically: then morally), To be sick. From asthenes; to be feeble.
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3001: An herb, garden plant, vegetable. From lachaino; a vegetable.
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