For none of us lives for ourselves alone,(A) and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.(B) For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life(C) so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.(D)

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them with contempt?(E) For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.(F) 11 It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’(G) says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b](H)

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 14:10 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in verses 13, 15 and 21.
  2. Romans 14:11 Isaiah 45:23