Romans 14:22
New International Version
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

New Living Translation
You may believe there's nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don't feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.

English Standard Version
The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

Berean Study Bible
Keep your belief about such matters between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

Berean Literal Bible
The faith that you have, keep to yourself before God. Blessed is the one not judging himself in what he approves.

New American Standard Bible
The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

King James Bible
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

Christian Standard Bible
Whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.

Contemporary English Version
What you believe about these things should be kept between you and God. You are fortunate, if your actions don't make you have doubts.

Good News Translation
Keep what you believe about this matter, then, between yourself and God. Happy are those who do not feel guilty when they do something they judge is right!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you have a conviction? Keep it to yourself before God. The man who does not condemn himself by what he approves is blessed.

International Standard Version
As for the faith you do have, have it as your own conviction before God. How blessed is the person who has no reason to condemn himself because of what he approves!

NET Bible
The faith you have, keep to yourself before God. Blessed is the one who does not judge himself by what he approves.

New Heart English Bible
Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not judge himself in that which he approves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You who have faith in your soul, hold it before God. Whoever does not judge his soul in the thing which he designates is blessed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So whatever you believe about these things, keep it between yourself and God. The person who does what he knows is right shouldn't feel guilty. He is blessed.

New American Standard 1977
The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast faith; have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he that does not condemn himself with that thing which he allows.

King James 2000 Bible
Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allows.

American King James Version
Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he allows.

American Standard Version
The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Blessed is he that condemneth not himself in that which he alloweth.

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Blessed [is] he who does not judge himself in what he allows.

English Revised Version
The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

Weymouth New Testament
As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction.

World English Bible
Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who doesn't judge himself in that which he approves.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast faith! to thyself have it before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve,
Study Bible
The Law of Love
21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything to cause your brother to stumble. 22Keep your belief about such matters between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23But the one who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that is not from faith is sin.…
Cross References
Romans 2:1
You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgment on another. For on whatever grounds you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

1 Corinthians 8:7
But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that they eat such food as if it were sacrificed to an idol. And since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.

1 John 3:21
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God,

Treasury of Scripture

Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he allows.

thou.

Romans 14:2,5,14,23
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs…

Galatians 6:1
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

James 3:13
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

Happy.

Romans 7:15,24
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…

Acts 24:16
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.







Lexicon
Keep
ἔχε (eche)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

your
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

belief
πίστιν (pistin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

[about such matters]
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

between
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

yourself
σεαυτὸν (seauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4572: Of yourself.

[and]
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

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

Blessed [is]
μακάριος (makarios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

the [one who]
(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.

does not condemn
κρίνων (krinōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

by
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.

what
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

he approves.
δοκιμάζει (dokimazei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1381: From dokimos; to test; by implication, to approve.
(22) Hast thou faith?--It is with some reluctance that in deference to the union of the four best MSS. we give up the Received text here, and substitute (by the insertion of the relative) "The faith which thou hast, have to thyself before God," i.e., reserve the exhibition of it to the privacy of your own direct communion with God, and do not display it ostentatiously in public where it may do harm. "It is indeed"--the Apostle continues--"a happy thing to have no self-condemnatory scruples of conscience, but, on the other hand, it is fatal to have scruples and to disregard them."

In that thing which he alloweth.--In the acts which he permits himself. He is a happy man who can eat what he pleases, and drink what he pleases, without any qualms of conscience to condemn him while he does so.

Verse 22. - Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Hast thou an enlightened faith, showing thee the unimportance of these observances? Do not parade it needlessly before men. Θέλεις μαι δεῖξαι ὄτι τέλειος εϊ καὶ ἀπηρτισμένος μὴ ἐμοὶ δείκνοε ἀλλ ἀρκείτω τὸ συνειδός (Chrysostom). Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. Thy weak brother, if he abstains conscientiously, is thus happy; take care that thou art equally so in the exercise of thy freedom; for he that alloweth himself in anything that he is not fully convinced is lawful passes, ipso facto, judgment on himself. 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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