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Romans 14. 14 As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. * [15:14–33] Paul sees himself as apostle and benefactor in the priestly service of the gospel and so sketches plans for a mission in Spain, supported by those in Rome. 5[For] one person considers one day more important than another, while another person considers all days alike.f Let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind. ( B ) 3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. . b 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. 1 [1-11] To defend the gospel against the charge that it promotes moral laxity (cf Romans 3:5-8), Paul expresses himself in the typical style of spirited diatribe. 19Let us* then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.q c. [14:2] Gn 1:29; 9:3; 1 Cor 8:1–13; 10:14–33. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. The Church Today. 3 * the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh,c. Crisis Magazine has said so on several occasions. 20For the sake of food, do not destroy the work of God.r Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to become a stumbling block by eating; i 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into slavery to sin. 10Why then do you judge your brother? 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. 1* Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. Before his own master he stands or falls. See 1 Cor 8; 10. Romans 14. 4 was born a descendant of David and who, in terms of the Spirit and of holiness, was designated Son of God in power by resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ, our Lord,. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. Verses 1-6 argue for the community to… 14 We are well aware that the Law is spiritual: but I am a creature of flesh and blood sold as a slave to sin. It would however be inaccurate to regard it not as a real letter, but as a literary epistle. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. The same Greek word, kyrios, was applied to both rulers and holders of slaves. 3The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him.d 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. See 1 Cor 8; 10. But in coming to this earth as a man, Jesus subjected Himself to death on our behalf. d 4 Who are you to pass judgment … 7 [10-12] Paul lays the groundwork for his more detailed statement in Romans 15:22-24 about his projected visit to Rome. g. [14:8] Lk 20:38; 2 Cor 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1 Thes 5:10. j. Obedience in Authority.*. For just as through the disobedience of the one man. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 b 2 One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. * 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? 8For if we live, we live for the Lord,* and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.g 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? 19Let us* then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.q m 15 And how can people preach unless they are sent? * 1Are you unaware, brothers (for I am speaking to people who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over one as long as one lives? 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, 10Why then do you judge your brother? 1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. 2 let each of us please our neighbor for the good, for building up.b. The Weak and the Strong. * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. Instead, this is what you should decide: never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. On the other hand, those who have scruples are not to sit in judgment on those who know that the gospel has liberated them from such ordinances (Rom 14:10). 2 One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.n Rom 5:1. 15 And indeed, if through any kind of food you are causing offence to a brother, then you are no longer being guided by love. We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 4 but established as Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.d. .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. A worker's wage is credited not as a gift, but as something due. 15 And indeed, if through any kind of food you are causing offence to a brother, then you are no longer being guided by love. 14. Also whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while whoever abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. l 14 For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. 15 I do not understand my own behaviour; I do not act as I mean to, but I do things that I hate. CHAPTER 2. ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? CHAPTER 15. Crisis Magazine. 21it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. 18whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. The Danger of Criticism. CHAPTER 7 Freedom from the Law. * [14:19] some manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read, “We then pursue…”; cf. Romans Chapter 4 1 1 What then can we say that Abraham found, ... 14 For if those who adhere to the law are the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. Romans 14:2-5 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs… Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (1) Weak in the faith . * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. 2 [1] We have peace: a number of manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read "Let us have peace"; cf Romans 14:19. It is yourself that you condemn when you judge others, since you behave in the same way as those you are condemning. The expressions indicate that Romans 3:21-26 are the consolatory answer to Romans 3:9-20. He is the eternal Son of God. God’s Just Judgment. 9 [14] Greeks and non-Greeks: literally, "Greeks and barbarians." 2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. chapter 14 To Live and Die for Christ. c. [14:2] Gn 1:29; 9:3; 1 Cor 8:1–13; 10:14–33. * [ 15:14 ] Full of goodness : the opposite of what humanity was filled with according to Rom 1:29 – 30 . or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? Brothers and sisters: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Although Paul acknowledges that in principle no food is a source of moral contamination (Rom 14:14), he recommends that the consciences of Christians who are scrupulous in this regard be respected by other Christians (Rom 14:21). Except for the Psalms and John's Gospel, Romans is represented in the funeral Lectionary more than any other book. 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. 14. 3 [7] In the world of Paul's time the good person is especially one who is magnanimous to others. Romans 14:10 "But why dost thou judge thy brother? on the day when,. 5 But when one does not work, yet believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.h 8 [13] Brothers is idiomatic for all Paul's "kin in Christ," all those who believe in the gospel; it includes women as well as men (cf Romans 4:3). 14 I am sure, and quite convinced in the Lord Jesus, that no food is unclean in itself; it is only if someone classifies any kind of food as unclean, then for him it is unclean. . 4 [12-21] Paul reflects on the sin of Adam (Genesis 3:1-13) in the light of the redemptive mystery of Christ. . condemnation came upon all, so, through one righteous act, acquittal and life came to all. * [13:11–14] These verses provide the motivation for the love that is encouraged in Rom 13:8–10. CHAPTER 14. 14. Apostle to the Gentiles. That said, the USCCB’s committee elections at this […] Sin in the singular is the dreadful power described in Rom 5:12–14. But if someone thinks something is wrong to eat, it becomes wrong for that person. 2 We are well aware that people who behave like that are justly condemned by God. 5[For] one person considers one day more important than another, while another person considers all days alike.f Let everyone be fully persuaded in his own mind. 15If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Romans 14:9: “For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Christ, of course, was the Lord of all before He came to this earth. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. The presidency of Joe Biden has already revealed a divide within the USCCB. [14:11] Is 49:18 / Is 45:23; Phil 2:10–11. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 14 The Jewish converts cautioned against judging, and Gentile believers against despising one the other. And how can they hear without someone to preach? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;i ( A ) But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. —The chief portion of this Epistle to the Romans (i-xi) is evidently a theological discussion. So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:10, 12) Connect . 15If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. To Live and Die for Christ. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. i 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into slavery to sin. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. 13 So stop judging each other. As Paul will be at pains to point out (Romans 5:8-10), it is humanity that is hostile to God. God highly exalted Him to His right hand and put all things in subjection to Him as the crucified and risen Lord (Eph. .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. Romans 14. 5 through whom we have received grace and our apostolic mission of winning the obedience of faith among all the nations for the honour of his name.. 6 You are among these, and by his call you belong to Jesus Christ. 8For if we live, we live for the Lord,* and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.g But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. 23s But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.*. The same Greek word, kyrios, was applied to both rulers and holders of slaves. Commentary on Romans 14:19-23 (Read Romans 14:19-23) Many wish for peace, and talk loudly for it, who do not follow the things that make for peace. Observe, The same for whom Christ died (Romans 14:15) are here called the work of God; besides the work that is wrought for us there is a work to be wrought in us, in order to our salvation. . For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the very same things. 16. 14. Rom 5:1. Romans 14 New International Version (NIV) The Weak and the Strong. 2One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c ©2020 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Romans 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. Sin in the singular is the dreadful power described in Rom 5:12–14. As Paul will be at pains to point out (Romans 5:8-10), it is humanity that is hostile to God. Romans 14. k 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. 1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves;a. On the other hand, those who have scruples are not to sit in judgment on those who know that the gospel has liberated them from such ordinances (Rom 14:10). He addresses himself to the question of intracommunity living. 2 We know that the judgment of … 7None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;p * 15 They can demonstrate the effect of the Law engraved on their hearts, to which their own conscience bears witness; since they are aware of various considerations, some of which accuse them, while others provide them with a defence . 9 [14] Greeks and non-Greeks: literally, "Greeks and barbarians." Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a bloated, corrupt organization teeming with left-wing bureaucrats who don’t have the Church’s best interests at heart. 1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Romans 14. 18whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. * ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 7 [10-12] Paul lays the groundwork for his more detailed statement in Romans 15:22-24 about his projected visit to Rome. 16So do not let your good be reviled.o 15. CHAPTER 13. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans Chapter 2 1 1 Therefore, you are without excuse, ... 14 For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. 15. Jesus is … Before his own master he stands or falls. The expressions indicate that Romans 3:21-26 are the consolatory answer to Romans 3:9-20. Gal 5:24; 6:14; Eph 4 ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. * [14:1–15:6] Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. 14:1–15:6 Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. In chapter 14 of Saint Paul's letter to the Romans, the apostle is addressing a particular situation in this community. 3The one who eats must not despise the one who abstains, and the one who abstains must not pass judgment on the one who eats; for God has welcomed him.d Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). 3 [7] In the world of Paul's time the good person is especially one who is magnanimous to others. Toward the end of Saint Paul’s “Gospel of Hope” (Romans chapters 5 through 8) another very appropriate passage for the funeral liturgy: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. m. [14:14] Mk 7:5, 20; Acts 10:15; 1 Cor 10:25–27; 1 Tm 4:4. r. [14:20–21] 1 Cor 8:11–13; 10:28–29; Ti 1:15. 8 [25] Expiation: this rendering is preferable to "propitiation," which suggests hostility on the part of God toward sinners. He addresses himself to the question of intracommunity living. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? Footnotes. g. [14:8] Lk 20:38; 2 Cor 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1 Thes 5:10. j. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;p 6 Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.e One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. [14:11] Is 49:18 / Is 45:23; Phil 2:10–11. * [14:23] Whatever is not from faith is sin: Paul does not mean that all the actions of unbelievers are sinful. 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