Romans 14:23

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee that doubteth, is damned if hee eate, because hee eateth not of faith: For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 14:23

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