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Romans 13.

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The Book of Romans

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Matthew Henry

Chapter 14

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

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.
judge Matt 7:1, Luke 6:37, Rom 2:1, 1st Cor 4:3, 1st Cor 4:5, Jam 4:11

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

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 to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
before Matt 25:32, 2nd Cor 5:10, Rev 20:12

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Isa 45:23

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
serveth Christ 1st Cor 3:23, Gal 3:29

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

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.

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

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Romans 15



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(a,b,c) "unclean" = common
Strongs #2839 koinoV - koinos - i.e. shared by all or several, or profane.
This is the only verse in the entire Bible where "koinos" is translated as "unclean". The Greek word "koinos" is always rendered as the English word "common" in all other instances, as in the following verses:
Acts 2:44, Acts 4:32, Acts 10:14, Acts 10:28, Acts 11:8, Titus 1:4, Jude 3

The reference Paul is making in using the word "koinos" is to food that had been offered to idols, in that it had become "common" or "koinos", not "unclean" in regards to the dietary laws of Leviticus 11 as the translators have rendered this verse.

The word "unclean" as elsewhere used in the New Testament, is from the Greek word akaqartoV - akathartos - Strongs #169.

In Acts 10:14, Acts 10:28, Acts 11:8, both "common - koinos" and "unclean - akathartos" are used in the same verse.

The Biblical meaning of "common" concerning food is items that had been in contact with "unclean" items, as in Levitcus 11:24-28, 31-40.

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(a,b) "meats" = food, not just meat products.
Strongs #1033 "broma" - food.
See notes at Matt 14:15

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(a) "meats" = food, not just meat products.
Strongs #1033 "broma" - food.
See notes at Matt 14:15

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