Romans 14:22

“Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hast thou faith? haue it to thy selfe before God. Happie is he that condemneth not himselfe in that thing which hee alloweth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval.
- Basic English Bible

Hast *thou* faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Blessed [is] he who does not judge himself in what he allows.
- Darby Bible

Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
- Webster's Bible

As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction.
- Weymouth Bible

Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who doesn't judge himself in that which he approves.
- World English Bible

Thou hast feith anentis thi silf, haue thou bifore God. Blessid is he that demeth not hym silf in that thing that he preueth.
- Wycliffe Bible

Thou hast faith! to thyself have [it] before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:22

14:22 Hast thou faith - That all things are pure? Have it to thyself before God - In circumstances like these, keep it to thyself, and do not offend others by it. Happy is he that condemneth not himself - By an improper use of even innocent things! and happy he who is free from a doubting conscience! He that has this may allow the thing, yet condemn himself for it.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:22

Ro 14:22 Hast thou faith? Art thou strong in the faith, and possessed of knowledge that the weaker brethren have not? Let God take not of it, but do not parade it before the weak. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself, etc. If one "allowed" that he had the right to eat all kinds of meats, etc., and did it to the injury of his brother, he would condemn himself, because he trampled on the law of love.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • 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.
  • John mckoy
    if you are a Christian, you should accept others who say they are a Christian no matter what denominations ,they are GOD PEOPLES .THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH THEM.
  • 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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