11 And so by your knowledge this weak person is (A)destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

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15 For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, (A)you are no longer walking in love. (B)By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

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The Example of Christ

15 (A)We who are strong (B)have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (C)Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For (D)Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, (E)“The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”

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13 Therefore, (A)if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

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33 just as (A)I try to please everyone in everything I do, (B)not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

11 (C)Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

20 (A)Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. (B)Everything is indeed clean, but (C)it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. 21 (D)It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 14:21 Some manuscripts add or be hindered or be weakened

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