Romans 14:2

“For one beleeueth that he may eat all things: another who is weake, eateth herbes.”

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Other Translations

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
- King James Version

One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables {only.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One man has faith to take all things as food: another who is feeble in faith takes only green food.
- Basic English Bible

One man is assured that he may eat all things; but the weak eats herbs.
- Darby Bible

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
- Webster's Bible

One man's faith allows him to eat anything, while a man of weaker faith eats nothing but vegetables.
- Weymouth Bible

One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
- World English Bible

For another man leueth, that he mai ete alle thingis; but he that is sijk, ete wortis.
- Wycliffe Bible

one doth believe that he may eat all things -- and he who is weak doth eat herbs;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:2


14:2 All things - All sorts of food, though forbidden by the law.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:2


Ro 14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things. The apostle now names one of those differences of opinion that had made trouble. Differences had risen over food. The flesh of animals offered in idol sacrifices was offered in the markets, and one buying could not always be sure that he did not get it. Others, Jewish Christians, or of Judaizing tendencies, believed it wrong to eat any food forbidden by the law. Another . . . eateth herbs. Perhaps others believed, like the Essenes, that the regenerate man should eat only vegetables, like the primitive race in Eden. Hence, for one or all of these causes, some thought meat ought to be abstained from entirely. Disputes arose over the difference.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Vanessa
    a servant to the Lord is all that matters keep your hearts pure and don't bicker over how anyone who is in Christ serves our Father, understand each other and respect each other, our goal is the same to enter into the gate and Bow before the King
  • Vanessa
    Paul was speaking of the Jews and the gentiles in their customs of beliefs, we should not condemn how anyones worship to the Lord, keep festivals, or what anyone eats, or drinks, if we keep the sabbath or go and work with our hands, Christ came and fulfilled the old laws,but it is wise not to judge another on how they choose to serve the Lord, we are all servants to the Lord our God Amen God bless
  • Teri
    Habakuk 2:4 or by faith!
  • Ivy Johnsin
    Jews and Gentiles were recipients of his letter: Paul emphasizes that man s justification before God depends on the mercy if Christ: great emphasis on the sinfulness of man and his need which is onThe application of righteousness: Paul gives his reason for the Epistle and reviews some of their characteristics. Various personal greetings are extended in conclusion of this writing:
  • Mitzi Thompson
    I LOVE THE WORD! IT'S FLESH, IT'S LIFE, IT'S RICH, IT'S NEW, EVERY TIME U READ IT KEEPS ME TRUE WHOLE, I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVE ME, MY LORD SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN AMEN!
  • Daniel
    Actually BSP, we are called on to judge. But we must do it correctly, which is to say, not hypocritically.

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