Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and (A)let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. (B)Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master[a] that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

(C)One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. (D)Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since (E)he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 14:4 Or lord

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