Romans 14:20


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

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Romans 14:20

“For meat, destroy not the worke of God: all things indeed are pure; but it is euill for that man who eateth with offence.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Romans chapter 14

“Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Overthrow not for meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Do not let the work of God come to nothing on account of food. All things are certainly clean; but it is evil for that man who by taking food makes it hard for another.”
Basic English Bible

“For the sake of meat do not destroy the work of God. All things indeed [are] pure; but [it is] evil to that man who eats while stumbling [in doing so].”
Darby Bible

“Destroy not the work of God for meat. All things indeed are clean: but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“For the sake of food, destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offense. ”
Webster's Bible

“Do not for food's sake be throwing down God's work. All food is pure; but a man is in the wrong if his food is a snare to others.”
Weymouth Bible

“Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.”
World English Bible

“Nyle thou for mete distrie the werk of God. For alle thingis ben clene, but it is yuel to the man that etith bi offendyng.”
Wycliffe Bible

“for the sake of victuals cast not down the work of God; all things, indeed, [are] pure, but evil [is] to the man who is eating through stumbling.”
Youngs Literal Bible


Pat's comment on 2015-06-02 14:08:18:

As we all know that red meat is bad for the human body,especially meat being eaten with the blood running out of it,blood is life but yet it can causes a lot of diseases.Eating pork is not good for high blood pressure or the heart,so i will take God words in Jesus name at face value.


maddie's comment on 2013-03-05 15:24:32:

Why do Christians eat pork while in the Bible it is forbidden? Answer: Some Christians do avoid the eating of pork because of the Old Testament biblical laws mentioning this. The Seventh Day Adventist is one which observes this practice. The majority of Christians believe that the laws do not apply to them and that this law, along with others, passed with the sacrifice of Christ. The teaching to eat "unclean" exists because of a misunderstanding that has been passed down and is now "tradition." There is no change to the dietary law in the New Testament (NT). Here is a list of the passages used to defend changing the dietary commands and you can easily see that this traditional teaching is not upheld from Scripture; it is the creation of man. In Matthew 15:1-20, Jesus is discussing hand washing with Pharisees, not changing non-food into food. Verse 20 makes this clear. However, men have inserted into many translations: "And thus Jesus declared all foods clean". If you check with the original Greek, or even a King James Bible, you will not find this parenthetical clause. Therefore, this is the addition of men, not the instructions of God. In Acts 10, Peter's vision was about MEN, not food. Jewish tradition was to not enter the home of a gentile because they and their home would be "unclean". The vision of the sheet with unclean items uses the same terminology that Peter uses in verse 28, proving this point: 28) "And he (Peter) said to them (gentiles), 'You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean'". The whole point of the vision was that gentiles were to be included in the covenant, not to change non-food to food. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 talks about eating what God created to be eaten, and that everything God created to be eaten was good. The word "food" or "meat" in this passage is the Greek word broma which means: broma, bro'-mah; food (literally or figuratively), especially certain allowed or forbidden by the Jewish law. (Strong's definition, broma, #1033). Paul's warning was that in the last days, teachings would arise that men should not eat what God calls clean, such as chicken or beef or fish, not to turn non-food into food. Therefore, this passage is talking about eating what is allowed under the dietary commands and avoiding what is forbidden by them. The bottom line is this: Christians are supposed to be Christlike. If Jesus did it, we would do the same. If He didn't we don't. There is no record of Jesus or the disciples ever eating anything unclean. If the dietary commandments had been changed, don't you think God would have given at least ONE example of His Son eating something unclean as an example to us that we could? Since no such example exists, then this is the teaching of men, not God. Peter is one of the disciples who ate the so called unclean things. Acts 10:9-17:
9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners.
12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air.
13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat".
14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean".
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean".


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