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

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

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

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let us therefore follow - Far from contending about meats, drinks, and festival times, in which it is not likely that the Jews and Gentiles will soon agree, let us endeavor to the utmost of our power to promote peace and unanimity, that we may be instrumental in edifying each other, in promoting religious knowledge and piety instead of being stumbling-blocks in each other's way.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

follow.

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

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

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltiness, with which will you season it? Have salt in yourselves...

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

Ephesians 4:3-7 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace...

Philippians 2:1-4 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

Colossians 3:12-15 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering...

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

and.

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

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

1 Corinthians 14:12-17,26 Even so you, for as much as you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

1 Thessalonians 5:11,12 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do...

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

Library
July 25. "He that in These Things Serveth Christ is Acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18).
"He that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18). God can only use us while we are right. Satan cared far less for Peter's denial of his Master than for the use he made of it afterwards to destroy his faith. So Jesus said to him: "I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not." It was Peter's faith he attacked, and so it is our faith that Satan contests. "The trial of our faith is much more precious than gold that perisheth." Whatever else we let go let us hold steadfastly
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Limits of Liberty
'So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock, or an occasion to fall, in his brother's way. 14. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
The divisions of the chapter are,--I. The rule which permits us not to go astray in the study of righteousness, requires two things, viz., that man, abandoning his own will, devote himself entirely to the service of God; whence it follows, that we must seek not our own things, but the things of God, sec. 1, 2. II. A description of this renovation or Christian life taken from the Epistle to Titus, and accurately explained under certain special heads, sec. 3 to end. 1. ALTHOUGH the Law of God contains
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Further Journeying About Galilee.
^C Luke VIII. 1-3. ^c 1 And it came to pass soon afterwards [ i. e.,. soon after his visit to the Pharisee], that he went about through cities and villages [thus making a thorough circuit of the region of Galilee], preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God [John had preached repentance as a preparation for the kingdom; but Jesus now appears to have preached the kingdom itself, which was indeed to bring good tidings--Rom. xiv. 17 ], and with him the twelve [We here get a glimpse
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Psalm 34:14
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Romans 12:18
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

1 Corinthians 7:15
But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that "We all possess knowledge." But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:23
"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive.

1 Corinthians 14:3
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

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