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

  • Dennis
    I agree with Rebecca, a very insightful comment.
  • Rebecca
    I think that God allows us to work out our own Salvation (with fear and trembling before God). No two people worship or believe EXACTLY alike. We have to communicate with God and work it out on a personal level. Once we do we will find peace and happiness.
  • Lu2677
    The Holy Spirit does not teach people that are following false doctrine that is being taught by false teachers. Test every spirit using the word of God. Christians are of one mind, one spirit, Christians agree on Biblical doctrine.
  • Tye
    This means that let no man judge you if your following Christ. If I am following the law by,keeping Sabbath, not eating pork. No one should judge me or try to put stumbling blocks in my way because of my convictions.him also i cannot judge my bretheren because they do not do as i do. God said EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.I love this passage so enlightening. Its hard following Christ in a world that doesn't know him. God bless
  • Hono
    It simply means that each day is equal for worshiping God
  • Mona soliz for verse 2
    I believe it means that those who are strong in faith can endure all things and those who believe but are weak can endure little but should not be judge because God recieves all who believe through Christ.We who are stronger should strive everyday to help those who are weaker to become strong as one.we should also realize that being stronger does not make us better as we all fall short and sin.Romans touched my heart deeply and gave me a greater understanding of God's mercy and the belief that I should live my life everday as God wants and I also want to one day stand in his Glory.It was truly humbling to read.

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