Romans 14:20

“For meat, destroy not the worke of God: all things indeed are pure; but it is euill for that man who eateth with offence.”

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Other Translations

For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil for that man who eateth with offence.
- King James Version

Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Overthrow not for meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not let the work of God come to nothing on account of food. All things are certainly clean; but it is evil for that man who by taking food makes it hard for another.
- Basic English Bible

For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil to that man who eats while stumbling [in doing so].
- Darby Bible

For the sake of food, destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offense.
- Webster's Bible

Do not for food's sake be throwing down God's work. All food is pure; but a man is in the wrong if his food is a snare to others.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou for mete distrie the werk of God. For alle thingis ben clene, but it is yuel to the man that etith bi offendyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the sake of victuals cast not down the work of God; all things, indeed, [are] pure, but evil [is] to the man who is eating through stumbling.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:20


14:20 The work of God - Which he builds in the soul by faith, and in the church by concord. It is evil to that man who eateth with offence - So as to offend another thereby.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:20


Ro 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. A rigid insistence on eating the meat so offensive to some of the brethren may rend the church. All things indeed [are] pure. All kinds of food are morally clean. See Ro 14:14. But it [is] evil. It is morally unclean to him who eateth with hurt to his conscience.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Darren whittington
    Interpertation is a lie ...there is only 1 TRUTH this chapter and vs means a Your week in faith cuz u dont believe the herb is all u need to survive ..not living by the word proves your faith and love to Hallel ..defiling your bodies sicking yourselves...but the vs also proves a sick man can ONLY eat HERBS to heal himself ..in GENISIS he gave us herbs bearing seed ordained every animal to eat it
  • 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!

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