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Romans 14

1 So be receiving the [one] being weak in faith, [but] not to quarrels of opinions. 2 For one believes to be eating everything, but the [one] being weak eats vegetables. 3 Let1 the [one] eating be not despising the [one] not eating, and let1 the [one] not eating be not judging the [one] eating, for God has received him. 4 Who are you, the [one] judging another's house-domestic2? To his own Lord he stands or falls. But he shall be stood [upright], for God is able to make him stand. 5 For one judges [one] day above [another] day, another man judges every day [equal]. Let each be being fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The [one] regarding the day regards it to the Lord, and the [one] eating eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God, and the [one] not eating, to the Lord he does not eat, and he gives thanks to God. 7 For none [of you] zoe-lives3 to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For if we zoe-live3, we zoe-live3 to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore if we zoe-live3 and if we die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this Christ died and zoe-lived3, in order that he be Lord of [the] dead and [the] zoe-living3. 10 So who are you [who] judges his brother? Or who are you [who] despises his brother? For all will stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written:
[As] I zoe-live3, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me
And every tongue will confess to God.

12 Therefore each [of you] will give reason concerning himself to God. 13 Let us therefore be no longer judging one another, but judge this rather, to not be placing [a] cause of offense. 14 I know and am persuaded in [the] Lord Jesus that nothing [is] common4 of itself, except to the [one] reckoning something to be common5, to that [one it is] common6. 15 For if through food your brother is pained, you no longer walk according to agape-love. Be not ruining7 that [brother] with your food, in whose behalf Christ died. 16 Let1 therefore your good not be being slandered. 17 For the kingdom of God is not of food and drink, but justness and peace and joy in [the] Holy Spirit. 18 For in this [is] the [one] being enslaved to Christ acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 Therefore let us be pursuing the [things] of peace, and the [things] of building up one another. 20 Do not ruin the work of God on account of food. Everything [is] pure, but [they are] evil to the man eating with offense. 21 [it is] good to not eat nor drink wine nor [anything] by which your brother is offended. 22 The faith which you have according to yourself, be having [it] before God. Blessed [is] the [one] not judging himself in what he approves, 23 but the [one] doubting is judged if he eat, because [it is] not from faith. So all which [is] not from faith is sin.


2OIKETHS: the root in this word is "house'; neither the root for "servant' nor "slave' is present in this word. The intent is a 'house-domestic', as in "house-servant' or "house-slave'

3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

4or "impure", "unclean"

5or "impure", "unclean"

6or "impure", "unclean"

7APOLLUMI (απoλλυμι) To lose something that one previously possessed. Can also mean `ruin' or `destroy'—see Rev.9:11 where the angel of the Abyss is named `Apollyon' (same root word).