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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Romans 14



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Verse 1

faith. App-150.

receive. See Acts 17:5.

but. Omit.

doubtful = criticizings. Greek. diakrisis. Only here; 1 Corinthians 12:10. Hebrews 5:14.

disputations = of (his) thoughts. i.e. without presuming to judge his thoughts.

Verse 2

For one = The one indeed.

believeth. App-150.

another = the (other).

Verse 3

despise. Compare Luke 18:9; Luke 23:11.

judge. App-122.

God. App-98.

hath received = received.

Verse 4

another man"s. App-124.

servant = household servant. See Luke 16:13. App-190.

master. Greek. kurios. App-98.

Yea = But.

holden up = made to stand.

God. The texts read "the Lord".

Verse 5

One man = The one indeed.

esteemeth = judgeth. Greek. krino, as Romans 14:3.

above. App-104.

alike. Omit.

every man = each.

fully persuaded = assured. See Romans 4:21.

Verse 6

regardeth = observeth. See Romans 8:5.

unto = to.

Lord. App-98.

and . . . it. The texts omit.

giveth . . . thanks. See Acts 27:35.

Verse 7

none, no man. Greek. oudeis.

liveth. Greek. zao. App-170.

Verse 8

whether (3), or. App-118.

Lord. App-98.

Verse 9

to this end = unto (App-104.) this (touto).

Christ. App-98.

both. Omit.

and rose. The texts omit.

revived = lived (again). App-170.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

might be Lord. Greek. kurieuo. See Romans 6:9, Romans 6:14.

dead. App-139.

living. App-170.

Verse 10

set at nought = "despise", as in Romans 14:3.

stand before. See Romans 6:13 (yield).

judgment seat. See Acts 7:5.

Christ = the Christ. App-98. The texts read "God".

Verse 11

confess. Greek. exomologeomai. Citation from Isaiah 45:23. The Holy Spirit substitutes "As I live" for Hebrew, "By Myself have I sworn. "See App-107.

Verse 12

account = an account. App-121.

Verse 13

not . . . any more = no longer. Greek. meketi. App-105.

that . . . put = not (App-105) to put.

stumblingblock. See Romans 9:32.

occasion to fall. Greek. skandalon. See Romans 9:33.

in, &c. Literally to the brother.

Verse 14

know. App-132.

persuaded. See Romans 8:38.

Lord Jesus. See Romans 10:9.

there is nothing = nothing (Greek. oudeis) is.

unclean. i.e. ceremonially unclean. See Acts 2:44 (common).

but = except. Literally if (App-118) not (App-105).

esteemeth = reckoneth. See Romans 2:3; Romans 4:3.

him = that same.

Verse 15

But. The texts read "For".

if. App-118.

be = is.

thy. Omit.

now . . . not = no longer. Greek. ouketi. App-105.

charitably = according to (App-104) love (App-135.)

Destroy. Literally loose, or pull, away from; the opposite to build up. See verses: Romans 19:20; Romans 2:12. 1 Corinthians 8:11.

him = that same.

with = by. Dative case.

for. App-104.

Verse 16

evil spoken of = blasphemed. See Romans 2:24.

Verse 17

kingdom of God. App-114.

meat, drink = eating, drinking.

righteousness. See Romans 1:17.

joy. Compare Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:22.

Holy Ghost. App-101.:14.

Verse 18

these things = this.

serveth. See Romans 6:6.

acceptable = well-pleasing. See Romans 12:1.

approved. Greek. dokimos. First of seven occ, always "Approved", save James 1:12.

of = by.

men. App-123.

Verse 19

follow after = pursue. See Romans 9:30.

things . . . peace. Literally the things of the peace.

things . . . another = the things of mutual (Greek. eis. App-104. vi, allelous, others) edifying.

edify. Greek. oikodome. Compare Romans 15:2. 1 Corinthians 14:3. Ephesians 4:12

Verse 20

destroy. Literally loosen down. Compare Romans 14:15, and see Acts 5:38, Acts 5:39.

work. Compare Ephesians 2:10.

pure = clean. Greek. katharos. Only here in Rom. Compare Titus 1:15.

evil. App-128.

offence = stumblingblock, as Romans 14:13.

Verse 21

neither = not. App-105.

flesh Compare 1 Corinthians 8:13.

nor, nor. Greek. mede. App-105.

whereby = in (App-104.) which.

stumbleth. See Romans 9:32.

offended. See John 16:1.

Verse 22

to = as concerning. App-104. Compare rendering of kata in Ephesians 4:22. Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:6. Hebrews 9:9.

before = in the sight of. First occurance: Luke 1:6.

Happy. Greek. makarios. See Romans 4:7, Romans 4:8.

condemneth = judgeth. As Romans 14:3.

thing. Omit.

alloweth. Greek. dokimazo. See Romans 1:28.

Verse 23

And = But.

doubteth. See Romans 4:20.

damned = condemned. App-122.

if. App-118.

of, of. App-104.

for = and.

whatsoever . . . sin. i.e. whatever is done by the believer that does not proceed from the faith-principle by which he was saved, and is not in accordance therewith, is sin.

sin. App-128. Here some MSS. insert Romans 16:25-27. See p. 1694.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Romans 14:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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