14. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. 1 * Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b. Rom 12:2). A worker's wage is credited not as a gift, but as something due. 6 The Remnant of Israel. for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ." 8 [25] Expiation: this rendering is preferable to "propitiation," which suggests hostility on the part of God toward sinners. i 14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into slavery to sin. Also whoever eats, eats for the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while whoever abstains, abstains for the Lord and gives thanks to God. The Weak and the Strong. * ... By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 15 And indeed, if through any kind of food you are causing offence to a brother, then you are no longer being guided by love. Footnotes. 14 I know and I’m convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is wrong to eat in itself. 15If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. 14. 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. * [14:23] Whatever is not from faith is sin: Paul does not mean that all the actions of unbelievers are sinful. 23s But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.*. b 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. 7None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. 23s But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.*. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;i 14. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light; j 13 let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, * not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. 9 [14] Greeks and non-Greeks: literally, "Greeks and barbarians." 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 4 was born a descendant of David and who, in terms of the Spirit and of holiness, was designated Son of God in power by resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ, our Lord,. 19Let us* then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.q Romans Chapter 2 1 1 Therefore, you are without excuse, ... 14 For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. Rom 5:1. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. 1 Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. The presidency of Joe Biden has already revealed a divide within the USCCB. 4 [12-21] Paul reflects on the sin of Adam (Genesis 3:1-13) in the light of the redemptive mystery of Christ. 2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. 14 I know and I’m convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is wrong to eat in itself. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. ( B ) It would however be inaccurate to regard it not as a real letter, but as a literary epistle. CHAPTER 7 Freedom from the Law. Or you, why do you look down on your brother? It is yourself that you condemn when you judge others, since you behave in the same way as those you are condemning. 14 As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. chapter 14 To Live and Die for Christ. General Secretariat Government Relations Human Resources 2 We know that the judgment of … 12 * Therefore, sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? 14 I am sure, and quite convinced in the Lord Jesus, that no food is unclean in itself; it is only if someone classifies any kind of food as unclean, then for him it is unclean. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. * [15:14–33] Paul sees himself as apostle and benefactor in the priestly service of the gospel and so sketches plans for a mission in Spain, supported by those in Rome. 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. 3 Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. condemnation came upon all, so, through one righteous act, acquittal and life came to all. a For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Sin in the singular is the dreadful power described in Rom 5:12–14. . or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? Romans 14:10 "But why dost thou judge thy brother? So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:10, 12) Connect . 2 [1] We have peace: a number of manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read "Let us have peace"; cf Romans 14:19. For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the very same things. Romans 14:9: “For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Christ, of course, was the Lord of all before He came to this earth. To Live and Die for Christ. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? * 14 I am sure, and quite convinced in the Lord Jesus, that no food is unclean in itself; it is only if someone classifies any kind of food as unclean, then for him it is unclean. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.n 14 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2Thus a married woman is bound by law to her living husband; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law in respect to her husband. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.h 1* Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b 2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. Throughout the Letter to the Romans Paul emphasizes God’s total claim on the believer; see note on Rom 1:1. 1 [1-11] To defend the gospel against the charge that it promotes moral laxity (cf Romans 3:5-8), Paul expresses himself in the typical style of spirited diatribe. 1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. And how can they hear without someone to preach? .--The presence of a single strong master-motive is apt to silence petty scruples. 14 * But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? 14I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone who thinks it unclean.m 20For the sake of food, do not destroy the work of God.r Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to become a stumbling block by eating; 5 through whom we have received grace and our apostolic mission of winning the obedience of faith among all the nations for the honour of his name.. 6 You are among these, and by his call you belong to Jesus Christ. * 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 13Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.l Romans 8:14-23 We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;p The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops promotes the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. 6Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord. God’s Just Judgment. The Danger of Criticism. 8 [13] Brothers is idiomatic for all Paul's "kin in Christ," all those who believe in the gospel; it includes women as well as men (cf Romans 4:3). Romans 14:1 Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. 13 So stop judging each other. Copyright 2019-2021 USCCB, please review our Privacy Policy, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Fratelli Tutti). Romans Chapter 2 1 1 Therefore, you are without excuse, ... 14 For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. 9For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.h 5 But when one does not work, yet believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. 15 ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.e 2 which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy scriptures,b. * [ 15:14 ] Full of goodness : the opposite of what humanity was filled with according to Rom 1:29 – 30 . * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. 21it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. As Paul will be at pains to point out (Romans 5:8-10), it is humanity that is hostile to God. Posted on 25 March 2012 by catholicsensibility. 4Who are you to pass judgment on someone else’s servant? Instead, this is what you should decide: never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. CHAPTER 11. 1* Welcome anyone who is weak in faith,a but not for disputes over opinions.b We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. Commentaries for Romans Chapter 14 The Jewish converts cautioned against judging, and Gentile believers against despising one the other. 14:1–15:6 Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. Romans 14. 3 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. 12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Before his own master he stands or falls. He addresses himself to the question of intracommunity living. 15. k 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. m 15 And how can people preach unless they are sent? CHAPTER 14. j 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, * Father!” k 16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, l 17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer … 2 One person believes that one may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.c. 1 * Therefore, you are without excuse,a every one of you who passes judgment.*. ... United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1194 (202) 541-3000 On the other hand, those who have scruples are not to sit in judgment on those who know that the gospel has liberated them from such ordinances (Rom 14:10). But if someone thinks something is wrong to eat, it becomes wrong for that person. The same Greek word, kyrios, was applied to both rulers and holders of slaves. Romans 14 New International Version (NIV) The Weak and the Strong. 13Then let us no longer judge one another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.l 2 For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. Romans Chapter 4 1 1 What then can we say that Abraham found, ... 14 For if those who adhere to the law are the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 14:1–15:6 Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. * [14:8] The Lord: Jesus, our Master. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 8For if we live, we live for the Lord,* and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.g 1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves;a. To Live and Die for Christ. 12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 16. In conclusion, just as through one transgression. Romans 14:14 I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. 2 Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves. CHAPTER 15. * [14:1–15:6] Since Christ spells termination of the law, which included observance of specific days and festivals as well as dietary instruction, the jettisoning of long-practiced customs was traumatic for many Christians brought up under the Mosaic code. Observe, The same for whom Christ died (Romans 14:15) are here called the work of God; besides the work that is wrought for us there is a work to be wrought in us, in order to our salvation. 3 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. The presidency of Joe Biden has already revealed a divide within the USCCB. For just as through the disobedience of the one man. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by others. . * [14:19] some manuscripts, versions, and church Fathers read, “We then pursue…”; cf. 16So do not let your good be reviled.o He addresses himself to the question of intracommunity living. 10Why then do you judge your brother? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, MARK 6:14-19 Memorial of Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr (Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 27) KEY VERSE: "I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist" (v 25). 11for it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.”j, 12So [then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].k, Consideration for the Weak Conscience. 3 For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written,c “The insults of … Instead, this is what you should decide: never put a stumbling block or obstacle in the way of your brother or sister. 2 let each of us please our neighbor for the good, for building up.b. 3 For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do, this God has done: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for the sake of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, Welcoming each other like Christ. the many were … The expressions indicate that Romans 3:21-26 are the consolatory answer to Romans 3:9-20. 14. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. 13 So stop judging each other. The Danger of Criticism. [ a] 2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. c. [14:2] Gn 1:29; 9:3; 1 Cor 8:1–13; 10:14–33. Romans 14. 14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. g. [14:8] Lk 20:38; 2 Cor 5:15; Gal 2:20; 1 Thes 5:10. j. 15 They can demonstrate the effect of the Law engraved on their hearts, to which their own conscience bears witness; since they are aware of various considerations, some of which accuse them, while others provide them with a defence . This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. See 1 Cor 8; 10. ©2020 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 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