Romans 14:19-15:6New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 So then [a]we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.20 Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats [b]and gives offense.21 It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.22 The faith which you have, have [c]as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
Self-denial on Behalf of Others
15 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.2 Each of us is to please his neighbor [d]for his good, to his edification.3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.5 Now may the God [e]who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,6 so that with one accord you may with one [f]voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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