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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: Rom 19:20 ; Rom 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.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Romans 14". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/romans-14.html. 1909-1922.
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