Romans 14:16

“Let not then your good be evil spoken of:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let not then your good be euill spoken of.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it not be possible for men to say evil about your good:
- Basic English Bible

Let not then your good be evil spoken of;
- Darby Bible

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore do not let the boon which is yours in common be exposed to reproach.
- Weymouth Bible

Then don't let your good be slandered,
- World English Bible

Therfor be not oure good thing blasfemed.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:16


14:16 Let not then your good and lawful liberty be evil spoken of - By being offensive to others.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:16


Ro 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of. You have greater knowledge than these weak brethren, and know that "nothing is unclean" (Ro 14:14). That is "good". But if you sternly insist on your right to do what the weak regard as sinful, your "good" will be evil spoken of.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT OR DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE --- ROMANS 14:21 IT IS GOOD NEITHER TO EAT FLESH NOR TO DRINK WINE NOR ANYTHING WHEREBY THY BROTHER STUMBLETH OR IS OFFENDED OR IS MADE WEAK
  • Ray321
    Romans 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. God is in control of everything , Satan has to ask permission.
  • Lu2677
    Edna, James 2:21 "Abraham our father justified by works." Galations 3:11 "Not justified by the law." Under the umbrella of Salvation we are justified by works, and justified not by works. I am not disputing against Galations 3:11. I consider the whole counsel of the Lord. Ro.14:22 "Happy is he that condemneth not himself in the things God allows" Allowing men to be justified by works and not.
  • BSP
    Verse 13 is a good reminder that we should stop judging others. We are all imperfect and it is not our place to judge others.
  • Wayne
    Bernice Maxwell, Satan, the devil, will be in the lake of fire, Revelation 29:10

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