Romans 14:23

“And hee that doubteth, is damned if hee eate, because hee eateth not of faith: For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sinne.”

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Other Translations

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
- King James Version

But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because {his eating is} not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because `he eateth' not of faith; and whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he who is in doubt is judged if he takes food, because he does it not in faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
- Basic English Bible

But he that doubts, if he eat, is condemned; because [it is] not of faith; but whatever [is] not of faith is sin.
- Darby Bible

And he that doubteth is damned if he eateth, because he eateth not from faith: for whatever is not from faith is sin.
- Webster's Bible

But he who has misgivings and yet eats meat is condemned already, because his conduct is not based on faith; for all conduct not based on faith is sinful.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn't of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.
- World English Bible

For he that demeth, is dampned, if he etith; for it is not of feith. And al thing that is not of feith, is synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is making a difference, if he may eat, hath been condemned, because [it is] not of faith; and all that [is] not of faith is sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:23


14:23 Because it is not of faith - He does not believe it lawful and, in all these cases, whatsoever is not of faith is sin - Whatever a man does without a full persuasion of its lawfulness, it is sin to him.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:23


Ro 14:23 He that doubteth is condemned if he eateth. He is contrasted with him "who has faith" (Ro 14:22). He has not faith, or does not believe that it is right to eat these meats. Hence he is "condemned" ("damned") by his own conscience. Whatsoever [is] not from faith is sin. The context shows that Paul means that whenever actions are done by a Christian which he does not believe are right, he sins in doing them. If he is doubtful whether they are right, he must not do them.

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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