Romans 14:13-15Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Don’t Let Your Good Choices Cause Spiritual Harm To Others; Walk In Love
13 Therefore let us no longer be judging one another. But rather judge[a] this: not to be placing an opportunity-for-stumbling[b] or a cause-of-falling[c]for the brother (14 I know[d] and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing[e]is defiled[f] in itself [g], except to the one considering anything to be defiled— to that[h]one it is defiled). 15 For if your brother is grieved[i] because of food, you are no longer walking according-to love. Do not be destroying with[j] your food that one for whom Christ died.
Romans 14:13Or, an occasion to take offense or stumble into sin.
Romans 14:13The former case causes an unintended stumble; the cause of falling is a consciously chosen thing. The person deliberately proceeds with behavior known to be objectionable to the weak, perhaps even in defiance of them.
Romans 14:14As to knowledge, the strong are correct. But there is another way to view the matter besides ‘in itself’.
Romans 14:14That is, nothing in the category of things being discussed here.
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