New American Standard Bible

Romans 14

Principles of Conscience

1Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge the [a]servant of another? To his own [b]master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

One person [c]regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, [d]does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written,

As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall [e]give praise to God.”

12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way. 14 I know and am convinced [f]in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be [g]spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then [h]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 [i]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 [j]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.

Notas al pie

  1. Romans 14:4 Or house-servant
  2. Romans 14:4 Lit lord
  3. Romans 14:5 Lit judges
  4. Romans 14:6 Lit eats
  5. Romans 14:11 Or confess
  6. Romans 14:14 Lit through
  7. Romans 14:16 Lit blasphemed
  8. Romans 14:19 Later mss read let us pursue
  9. Romans 14:20 Lit with offense
  10. Romans 14:22 Lit according to yourself

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

罗马书 14

体恤弱者

1你们要接纳信心软弱的弟兄姊妹,不要因为看法不同便彼此批评。 有人相信什么都可以吃,但信心软弱的人只吃素菜。 吃的人不可轻看不吃的人,不吃的人也不可批评吃的人,因为两者都蒙上帝接纳。 你是谁,竟然批评别人的仆人?他做得是否合宜,自然有他的主人负责。他必能做得合宜,因为主能使他做得合宜。

有人认为这日比那日好,有人认为天天都一样,各人应该照着自己的信念拿定主意。 守日子的人是为主而守,吃的人是为主而吃,因为他感谢上帝;不吃的人是为主不吃,他也同样感谢上帝。 因为我们没有人为自己活,也没有人为自己死。 我们活是为主而活,死是为主而死。因此,我们无论生死都是属主的人。 正是为这个缘故,基督死了,又复活了,好做死人和活人的主。

10 那么,你为什么论断弟兄姊妹呢?为什么轻视弟兄姊妹呢?将来我们都要一同站在上帝的审判台前。 11 圣经上说:“主说,‘我凭我的永恒起誓,万膝必向我跪拜,万口必称颂上帝。’” 12 这样看来,我们各人都要在上帝面前陈明自己一切的事。

不要使人犯罪

13 所以,我们不可再互相论断,要留心自己的言行,不要绊倒弟兄姊妹。 14 我知道并靠着主耶稣深信,没有什么是不洁净的,但若有人以为某物不洁净,那物对他来说就不洁净。 15 如果你吃的东西令弟兄姊妹不安,你就不是凭爱心行事。你不可因为一点食物而损害基督舍命救赎的人。 16 所以,不要让你们认为好的事被别人诟病。 17 因为上帝的国不是关乎吃什么喝什么,而是关乎公义、平安和圣灵所赐的喜乐。 18 以这样的态度事奉基督的人才会得到上帝的喜悦和大家的称赞。

19 所以,我们要努力追求和睦,彼此造就。 20 不可因食物的问题而破坏上帝的工作。所有的食物固然都是洁净的,但人若因所吃的食物绊倒别人,就有罪了。 21 无论是吃肉、喝酒还是做任何别的事,如果会绊倒别人,就应该一概不做。 22 你有信心认为可以做的,只要你和上帝知道就可以了。人如果在自己认为可以做的事上问心无愧,就有福了。 23 人如果心里疑惑,却仍然吃,就有罪了,因为他不是凭信心吃。凡不凭信心去做的,就是犯罪。