New Living Translation
Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.
World English Bible
Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.
Young's Literal Translation
let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him.
Romans 14:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:3 Despise him that eateth not - As over - scrupulous or superstitious. Judge him that eateth - As profane, or taking undue liberties. For God hath received him - Into the number of his children, notwithstanding this.
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September 29. "Call not Thou Common" (Acts x. 15).
Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else:
The people of the island were very kind to us. It was cold and rainy, so they built a fire on the shore to welcome us.
For since their rejection meant that God offered salvation to the rest of the world, their acceptance will be even more wonderful. It will be life for those who were dead!
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.
So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
So let's stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.
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