Romans 14:16

“Let not then your good be evil spoken of:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let not then your good be euill spoken of.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it not be possible for men to say evil about your good:
- Basic English Bible

Let not then your good be evil spoken of;
- Darby Bible

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore do not let the boon which is yours in common be exposed to reproach.
- Weymouth Bible

Then don't let your good be slandered,
- World English Bible

Therfor be not oure good thing blasfemed.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:16


14:16 Let not then your good and lawful liberty be evil spoken of - By being offensive to others.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:16


Ro 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of. You have greater knowledge than these weak brethren, and know that "nothing is unclean" (Ro 14:14). That is "good". But if you sternly insist on your right to do what the weak regard as sinful, your "good" will be evil spoken of.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • DANNY JOE Hood
    YOU can either bow now while here on earth, or bow later at the GREAT White Judgement,but every knee will confess that Jesus Christ Is LORD!!!!
  • Michael C.
    Bernice: Isaiah 25:7 "And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations." Amen to what you wrote: when the Lord comes, and sends His Angels to gather from out of His kingdom all the wicked of the earth, and their works; it will be a new and wonderful time of happiness and virtue for all people; and all shall know Jesus!
  • Michael C.
    This is such a wonderful chapter about not judging. So many times when speaking, or writing, or simply living; some people are always lying in wait to ambush you, to catch something, that they might twist into an accusation against you. Man is made in the image of God; and we are to love one another, because of that image. Each of us must give our account to Him, according to what He has given us.
  • Bernice Maxwell
    Romans 14:11 means to me, that in everyone's life, one day we will all come to know who the true God is and will acknowledge and worship him, even Satin.
  • Dee
    God gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish. Jesus' grace and mercy keeps us through whatever we go through, it's not to the swift or strong but the one that endure. But we should grow in his presence.
  • Lilian
    We are the children of God. Faith comes only by hearing the word of God without faith its impossible to please him. Because Jesus lives we shall live also what a loving God and Father we serve. God wants us to obey his words without our obedience we cant have peaceful soul and we are doubtful but thru the BLOOD OF JESUS WE ARE REDEEMED

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