Romans 14:21

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is good neither to eate flesh, nor to drinke wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or {to do anything} by which your brother stumbles.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor `to do anything' whereby thy brother stumbleth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better not to take meat or wine or to do anything which might be a cause of trouble to your brother.
- Basic English Bible

[It is] right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor [do anything] in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak.
- Darby Bible

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing by which thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
- Webster's Bible

The right course is to forego eating meat or drinking wine or doing anything that tends to your brother's fall.
- Weymouth Bible

It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
- World English Bible

It is good to not ete fleisch, and to not drynke wyn, nethir in what thing thi brother offendith, or is sclaundrid, or is maad sijk.
- Wycliffe Bible

Right [it is] not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to [do anything] in which thy brother doth stumble, or is made to fall, or is weak.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:21


14:21 Thy brother stumbleth - By imitating thee against his conscience, contrary to righteousness. Or is offended - At what thou doest to the loss of his peace. Or made weak - Hesitating between imitation and abhorrence, to the loss of that joy in the Lord which was his strength.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:21


Ro 14:21 [It is] good neither to eat flesh, etc. If eating any kind of food, or drinking wine, is the way of your brother's peace and security, it is better to abstain from both. Deny yourself rather than offend a brother. Compare 1Co 8:13. This maxim applies to all things indifferent. It applies to wine-drinking at our time. No Christian ought ever to set an example that may destroy another.

Discussion for Romans 14:21

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