14 I know and am convinced [a]in the Lord Jesus that (A)nothing is [b]unclean in itself; but to the one who (B)thinks something is [c]unclean, to that person it is [d]unclean. 15 For if because of food your brother or sister is hurt, you are no longer (C)walking in accordance with love. (D)Do not destroy with your choice of food that person for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore (E)do not let what is for you a good thing be [e]spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God (F)is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and (G)peace and (H)joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For the one who (I)serves Christ in this way is (J)acceptable to God and approved by other people. 19 So then we (K)pursue the things [f]which make for peace and the (L)building up of one another. 20 (M)Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. (N)All things indeed are clean, but (O)they are evil for the person who eats [g]and causes offense. 21 (P)It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother or sister stumbles. 22 The faith which you have, have [h]as your own conviction before God. Happy is the one who (Q)does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But (R)the one who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.

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  1. Romans 14:14 Lit through
  2. Romans 14:14 I.e., ceremonially unclean; lit common
  3. Romans 14:14 I.e., ceremonially unclean; lit common
  4. Romans 14:14 I.e., ceremonially unclean; lit common
  5. Romans 14:16 Lit blasphemed
  6. Romans 14:19 Lit of peace and the things of the building up
  7. Romans 14:20 Lit by offense
  8. Romans 14:22 Lit according to yourself

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