Romans 14:3

“Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not: and let not him which eateth not, iudge him that eateth. For God hath receiued him.”

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Other Translations

Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
- King James Version

The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not him who takes food have a low opinion of him who does not: and let not him who does not take food be a judge of him who does; for he has God's approval.
- Basic English Bible

Let not him that eats make little of him that eats not; and let not him that eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.
- Darby Bible

Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not; and let not him who eateth not, judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
- Webster's Bible

Let not him who eats certain food look down upon him who abstains from it, nor him who abstains from it find fault with him who eats it; for God has received both of them.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.
- World English Bible

He that etith, dispise not hym that etith not; and he that etith not, deme not hym that etith. For God hath take him to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

let not him who is eating despise him who is not eating: and let not him who is not eating judge him who is eating, for God did receive him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:3


14:3 Despise him that eateth not - As over - scrupulous or superstitious. Judge him that eateth - As profane, or taking undue liberties. For God hath received him - Into the number of his children, notwithstanding this.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:3


Ro 14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not. Look with contempt on what he considers the weakness of the other. Let not him who eateth not judge him that eateth. Condemn as guilty of sinful practices. For God hath received him. God hath taken him into his church without making conditions concerning meats. Hence, you have no right to reject him.

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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