Romans 14:2
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 man 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.

New American Standard Bible
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.

King James Bible
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

Christian Standard Bible
One person believes he may eat anything, while one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Contemporary English Version
Some think it is all right to eat anything, while those whose faith is weak will eat only vegetables.

Good News Translation
Some people's faith allows them to eat anything, but the person who is weak in the faith eats only vegetables.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables.

International Standard Version
One person believes that he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.

NET Bible
One person believes in eating everything, but the weak person eats only vegetables.

New Heart English Bible
One person has faith to eat all things, but the one who is weak eats only vegetables.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is one who believes that he may eat everything, and he who is weak eats vegetables.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some people believe that they can eat all kinds of food. Other people with weak faith believe that they can eat only vegetables.

New American Standard 1977
One man has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For one believes that he may eat all things; another, who is sick, eats vegetables.

King James 2000 Bible
For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.

American King James Version
For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs.

American Standard Version
One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For one believeth that he may eat all things: but he that is weak, let him eat herbs.

Darby Bible Translation
One man is assured that he may eat all things; but the weak eats herbs.

English Revised Version
One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.

Webster's Bible Translation
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

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;
Study Bible
The Law of Liberty
1Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. 2For one man 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.…
Cross References
Romans 14:1
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.

Romans 14:14
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.

Romans 14:20
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.

Romans 15:1
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 men, 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.

that.

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.

another.

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…

eateth.

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.







Lexicon
For
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

one [man]
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

has faith
πιστεύει (pisteuei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

to eat
φαγεῖν (phagein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

all things,
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

while
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

another,
(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.

who is weak,
ἀσθενῶν (asthenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 770: To be weak (physically: then morally), To be sick. From asthenes; to be feeble.

eats
ἐσθίει (esthiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

[only] vegetables.
λάχανα (lachana)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3001: An herb, garden plant, vegetable. From lachaino; a vegetable.
(2) 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. 14:1-6 Differences of opinion prevailed even among the immediate followers of Christ and their disciples. Nor did St. Paul attempt to end them. Compelled assent to any doctrine, or conformity to outward observances without being convinced, would be hypocritical and of no avail. Attempts for producing absolute oneness of mind among Christians would be useless. Let not Christian fellowship be disturbed with strifes of words. It will be good for us to ask ourselves, when tempted to disdain and blame our brethren; Has not God owned them? and if he has, dare I disown them? Let not the Christian who uses his liberty, despise his weak brother as ignorant and superstitious. Let not the scrupulous believer find fault with his brother, for God accepted him, without regarding the distinctions of meats. We usurp the place of God, when we take upon us thus to judge the thoughts and intentions of others, which are out of our view. The case as to the observance of days was much the same. Those who knew that all these things were done away by Christ's coming, took no notice of the festivals of the Jews. But it is not enough that our consciences consent to what we do; it is necessary that it be certified from the word of God. Take heed of acting against a doubting conscience. We are all apt to make our own views the standard of truth, to deem things certain which to others appear doubtful. Thus Christians often despise or condemn each other, about doubtful matters of no moment. A thankful regard to God, the Author and Giver of all our mercies, sanctifies and sweetens them.
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