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

New Living Translation
So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.

English Standard Version
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

Berean Study Bible
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, we should pursue the things of peace, and the things for edification among each other.

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

New King James Version
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

New American Standard Bible
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

NASB 1995
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

NASB 1977
So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

Amplified Bible
So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].

Christian Standard Bible
So then, let us pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.

American Standard Version
So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, let us run after peace and after building one another up.

Contemporary English Version
We should try to live at peace and help each other have a strong faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore let us follow after the things that are of peace; and keep the things that are of edification one towards another.

English Revised Version
So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Good News Translation
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So let's pursue those things which bring peace and which are good for each other.

International Standard Version
Therefore, let's keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.

Literal Standard Version
So, then, may we pursue the things of peace, and the things of building up one another.

NET Bible
So then, let us pursue what makes for peace and for building up one another.

New Heart English Bible
So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let us aim at whatever makes for peace and mutual upbuilding of character.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Law of Love
18For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. 19So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification. 20Do 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.…

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

Romans 12:18
If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 15:2
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1 Corinthians 7:15
But if the unbeliever leaves, let him go. The believing brother or sister is not bound in such cases. God has called you to live in peace.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 10:23
"Everything is permissible," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible," but not everything is edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:3
But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, encouragement, and comfort.


Treasury of Scripture

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

follow.

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

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

Psalm 133:1
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

and.

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

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

1 Corinthians 14:12-17,26
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church…









(19) Let us therefore follow.--The best MSS. have the indicative mood, "so then we follow." There is, however, some good support for the Received text, especially in the patristic quotations and versions; and mistakes of this kind were peculiarly liable to be made.

Edify.--The word has unfortunately lost its freshness of meaning, but we have no other single equivalent for it in English. It is the "upbuilding," or mutual help and assistance in the spiritual life which Christians receive from their intercourse with each other.

Verses 19-21. - Let us therefore follow after the things that make for (literally, the things of) peace, and the things wherewith one may edify another (literally, the things of the edification of one another). For meat's sake destroy not the work of God. "Destroy," or rather, overthrow - the word is κατάλυε, not ἀππόλλυε as in ver. 15 - is connected in thought with the edification, or building up (οἰκοδομήν) before spoken cf. "The work of God" is that of his grace in the weak Christian's soul, growing, it may be, to full assurance of faith (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:9," ye are God's building"). Upset not the rising structure, which is God's own, as ye may do by putting a stumbling-block in the weak brother's way. All things indeed are pure (i.e. in themselves all God's gifts given for man's service are so); but it is evil to that man who eateth with offence (i.e. if the eating be to himself a stumbling-block. The idea is the same as in ver. 14). It is good (καλὸν, not of indispensable obligation, but a right and noble thing to do) neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. The concluding words in italics are of doubtful authority: they are not required for the sense. For St. Paul's expression of his own readiness to deny himself lawful things, if he might so avoid offence to weak brethren, cf. 1 Corinthians 8:13.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
Ἄρα (Ara)
Conjunction
Strong's 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

let us pursue
διώκωμεν (diōkōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

what leads to
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

peace
εἰρήνης (eirēnēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mutual
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

edification.
οἰκοδομῆς (oikodomēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3619: Feminine of a compound of oikos and the base of doma; architecture, i.e. a structure; figuratively, confirmation.


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