Modern Literal Version
[Romans 14]




     14:1 But receiveĎ the one who is weak in the faith, yet not *for the judging of his reasonings. 14:2One has faith to eat all things, but the one who is weak eats herbs. 14:3 Do not let the one who eats, scorn the one who does not eat; and do not let the one who does not eat, judge the one who eats; for* God himself has received him. 14:4 Who are you who is judging another's domesticservant? He stands or falls to his own lord. Now, he will be made to stand up; for* it is possiblefor God to stand him up. 14:5 One indeed is judging a day beside another day; but one is judging each day the same; let each one be fully assured in his own mind. 14:6 He who is mindful of the day, is mindful of it to the Lord; and he who is not mindful of the day, is not mindful of it to the Lord; and he who eats, eats to the Lord, for* he gives-thanks to God. And he who does not eat, he does not eat to the Lord, and gives-thanks to God. 14:7 For* none of us is living to himself, and none dies to himself. 14:8 For*in both, if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord; therefore, in both, if we live or die, we are the Lord's. 14:9 For* Christ both died and rose* up and lived *for this, in order that he might have lordship over both the dead and the living. 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you also, why do you scorn your brother? For* we will all be standing-before the judicial-seat of Christ. 14:11 For* it has been written, 'As I live, says the Lord, that every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will confess to God.' {Isa 45:23}14:12Therefore consequently*, each of us will be giving an account concerning himself to God.




     14:13 Therefore we should no longer judgeĎ one another, but rather judge this: you are not to place a stumbling block, or offense, in the way of the brother. 14:14 I know, and have confidence in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is desecrated through itself, except to the one who counts something to be desecrated, to that one it is desecrated. 14:15 But if your brother is made sorrowful because of food, you are no longer walk according to love*. Do not destroy that man, on behalf of whom Christ died, with your food. 14:16 Therefore do not let yourĎ good thing be blasphemed; 14:17 for*the kingdom of God is not about food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 14:18 For* the one who is serving* Christ in these things is well pleasing to God and approved by men. 14:19 Therefore consequently*, we may pursue the things of peace, and the things for building up one another. 14:20 Do not tear-down the work of God because of food. All things indeed are clean, but it is evil to the man who eats through a stumbling block. 14:21It isgood not to eat meats, nor to drink wine, nor anything in which your brother stumbles or is offended or is weak. 14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself in God's sight! The fortunate one is not judging himself in what he is approving. 14:23 But he who is doubting has been condemned if he eats, because he does not eat out of faith, and everything which is not from faith is sin.




     14:24 Now to the one who is able to establish youĎ according to my good-news, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, having been kept-silent in times everlasting, 14:25 but now, having been manifested, and through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, has made known to all the nations, intothe obedience of the faith; 14:26 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, in whom is the gloryis forever. Amen.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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