Romans 14:15
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English Standard Version
For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

King James Bible
But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

American Standard Version
For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if, because of thy meat, thy brother be grieved, thou walkest not now according to charity. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

English Revised Version
For if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if thy brother is grieved with thy food, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy food, for whom Christ died.

Weymouth New Testament
If your brother is pained by the food you are eating, your conduct is no longer controlled by love. Take care lest, by the food you eat, you lead to ruin a man for whom Christ died.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be grieved (λυπεῖται)

The close connection with destroy indicates that the meaning falls short of be destroyed, but is stronger than made to feel pain. It is a hurt to conscience, which, while not necessarily fatal, may lead to violation or hardening of conscience, and finally to fall. Compare 1 Corinthians 8:9-12.

Meat (βρῶμα)

A general term for food.

Charitably (κατὰ ἀγάπην)

Lit., according to love. Rev. in love. See on 2 Peter 1:6.

Him (ἐκεῖνον)

The pronoun has a strongly defining force, explained by the following phrase.

Romans 14:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy brother.

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked...

1 Corinthians 8:12 But when you sin so against the brothers, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.

now.

Romans 13:10 Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.

1 Corinthians 13:1,4,5 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Philippians 2:2-4 Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...

charitable. Gr. according to charity. Destroy.

1 Corinthians 8:11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Cross References
Romans 14:20
Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

1 Corinthians 8:11
And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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