1And receive him who is weak in the belief, not criticising his thoughts.
2One indeed believes to eat all food, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
3He that eats, let him not despise him who does not eat, and he that does not eat, let him not judge him who eats, for Elohim received him.
4Who are you that judges another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. But he shall be made to stand, for Elohim is able to make him stand.
5One indeed judges one day above another, another judges every day alike. Let each one be completely persuaded in his own mind.
6He who minds the day, minds it to יהוה. And he who does not mind the day, to יהוה he does not mind it. He who eats, eats to יהוה, for he gives Elohim thanks. And he who does not eat, to יהוה he does not eat, and gives Elohim thanks.
7For not one of us lives to himself, and not one dies to himself.
8For both, if we live, we live unto the Master, and if we die, we die unto the Master. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Master’s.
9For unto this Messiah died and rose and lived again, to rule over both the dead and the living.
10But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Messiah.
11For it has been written, “As I live, says יהוה, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to Elohim.”# Isa. 45:23
12Each one of us, therefore, shall give account of himself to Elohim.
13Therefore let us not judge one another any longer, but rather judge this, not to put an obstacle or a stumbling-block in our brother’s way.
14I know and am persuaded in the Master יהושע that none at all is common of itself. But to him who regards whatever to be common, to him it is common.
15And if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not by your food ruin the one for whom Messiah died.
16Do not then allow your good to be spoken of as evil.
17For the reign of Elohim is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Set-apart Spirit.
18For he who is serving Messiah in these matters is well-pleasing to Elohim and approved by men.
19So, then, let us pursue the matters of peace and the matters for building up one another.
20Do not destroy the work of Elohim for the sake of food. All indeed are clean, but evil to that man who eats so as to cause stumbling.
21It is good not to eat meat or drink wine, nor to do whatever by which your brother stumbles.
22Do you have belief? Have it to yourself before Elohim. Blessed is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
23But he who doubts, if he eats, is condemned, because it is not of belief, and all that is not of belief is sin.