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

  • 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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