Romans 14:22

“Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hast thou faith? haue it to thy selfe before God. Happie is he that condemneth not himselfe in that thing which hee alloweth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The faith which thou hast, have thou to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The faith which you have, have it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who is not judged by that to which he gives approval.
- Basic English Bible

Hast *thou* faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Blessed [is] he who does not judge himself in what he allows.
- Darby Bible

Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
- Webster's Bible

As for you and your faith, keep your faith to yourself in the presence of God. The man is to be congratulated who does not pronounce judgement on himself in what his actions sanction.
- Weymouth Bible

Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who doesn't judge himself in that which he approves.
- World English Bible

Thou hast feith anentis thi silf, haue thou bifore God. Blessid is he that demeth not hym silf in that thing that he preueth.
- Wycliffe Bible

Thou hast faith! to thyself have [it] before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:22

14:22 Hast thou faith - That all things are pure? Have it to thyself before God - In circumstances like these, keep it to thyself, and do not offend others by it. Happy is he that condemneth not himself - By an improper use of even innocent things! and happy he who is free from a doubting conscience! He that has this may allow the thing, yet condemn himself for it.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:22

Ro 14:22 Hast thou faith? Art thou strong in the faith, and possessed of knowledge that the weaker brethren have not? Let God take not of it, but do not parade it before the weak. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself, etc. If one "allowed" that he had the right to eat all kinds of meats, etc., and did it to the injury of his brother, he would condemn himself, because he trampled on the law of love.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:10 CORRECTION IS GRIEVOUS UNTO HIM THAT FORSAKETH THE WAY AND HE THAT HATETH REPROOF SHALL DIE psalm 111:7 the works of HIS hands are verity and judgement all HIS commandments are sure psalm 33:4 for the word of the LORD is right all HIS works are done in truth john 8:16 and yet if I judge MY judgement is true for I am not alone but I and the FATHER that sent ME
  • Steve morrow
    john 12:47 and if any man hear MY words and believe not I judge him not for I came not to judge the world but to save the world------ john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved ------JOHN 12:48 HE THAT REJECTETH ME AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM THE THAT I HAVE SPOKEN THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY
  • Magdalene
    Jesus is the only to judge
    We must stop judging others
    One day we all will reall knw who jesus is
    He has die on the cross for our sins
    We must've him dearly
  • Irene123
    To Bernice Maxwell - Sorry Bernice, satan is NOT going to 'worship' God. Why do you think satan is trying to get everybody to follow him instead of God? You've heard of or know people who hate, i.e. Hitler, etc.; Well, where do you s'pose that hate in them came from? Maria, you need to acknowledge that satan is pure evil, or you won't make it. This is said with love to you, pls b'lve me.
  • DANNY JOE Hood
    YOU can either bow now while here on earth, or bow later at the GREAT White Judgement,but every knee will confess that Jesus Christ Is LORD!!!!
  • Michael C.
    This is such a wonderful chapter about not judging. So many times when speaking, or writing, or simply living; some people are always lying in wait to ambush you, to catch something, that they might twist into an accusation against you. Man is made in the image of God; and we are to love one another, because of that image. Each of us must give our account to Him, according to what He has given us.

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