- Romans 14:6
- Romans 14:6
- (KJV) 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
- (1611 KJV) He that regardeth a day, regardeth it vnto the Lord;
and hee that regardeth not the day, to the Lord hee doeth not regard it.
He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for hee giueth God thankes: and hee that
eateth not, to the Lord hee eateth not, and giueth God thankes.
- (1568 Bishop’s Bible) He that esteemeth the day, esteemeth it vnto
ye Lorde: And he that esteemeth not the day to the Lorde, he doeth not
esteeme it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lorde, for he geueth God
thankes: And he that eateth not, eateth not to the Lorde, and geueth God
- (1560 Geneva Bible) He that obserueth the day, obserueth it to the
Lord: and he that obserueth not the day, obserueth it not to the Lorde.
He that eateth, eateth to the Lord: for he giueth God thankes: and he that
eateth not, eateth not to the Lord, and giueth God thankes.
- Counterfeit Versions
- (NIV) He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who
eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who
abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God
- (NASV) He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who
eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not,
for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.
- (THE MESSAGE) What's important in all this is that if you keep a holy
day, keep it for God's sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and
thank God for prime rib; if you're a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory
of God and thank God for broccoli.
- (ESV) The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord.
The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God,
while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks
- (CEV) Any followers who count one day more important than another day do
it to honor their Lord. And any followers who eat meat give thanks to God,
just like the ones who don't eat meat.
- (1901 ASV) He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord: and he
that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that
eateth not, unto the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
- (HCSB) Whoever observes the day, observes it to the Lord. Whoever eats,
eats to the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; and whoever does not eat, it
is to the Lord that he does not eat, yet he thanks God.
- (NLV) The man who worships on a special day does it to honor the Lord.
The man who eats meat does it to honor the Lord. He gives thanks to God for
what he eats. The other man does not eat meat. In this way, he honors the
Lord. He gives thanks to God also.
- (NCV) Those who think one day is more important than other days are
doing that for the Lord. And those who eat all kinds of food are doing that
for the Lord, and they give thanks to God. Others who refuse to eat some
foods do that for the Lord, and they give thanks to God.
- (RSV) He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also
who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he
who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.
- (NAB-Roman Catholic) Whoever observes the day, observes it for the Lord.
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.
- (NWT) He who observes the day observes it to Jehovah. Also, he who eats,
eats to Jehovah, for he gives thanks to God; and he who does not eat does
not eat to Jehovah, and yet gives thanks to God.
- Textus Receptus- Traditional Text
- o jronwn thn hmeran kuriw jronei kai o mh jronwn thn hmeran kuriw
ou jronei o esqiwn kuriw esqiei eucaristei gar tw qew kai o mh
esqiwn kuriw ouk esqiei kai eucaristei tw qew
- Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
- o jronwn thn hmeran kuriw jronei kai o esqiwn kuriw esqiei eucaristei
gar tw qew kai o mh esqiwn kuriw ouk esqiei kai eucaristei tw qew
- Corrupted Manuscripts
- Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus -
Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 Alexandrinus - Fifth century
- B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
- C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (original)
- D 06 - Claromontanus - Sixth century
- Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
- Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
- C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century (corrected)
- L 020 - Ninth century
- P 025 - Ninth century
- Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
- Lachmann, Karl - 1842
- Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
- Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
- Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871 (in brackets or margin)
- Westcott and Hort - 1881
- Weiss, Bernhard - 1894
- Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
- Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
- Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
- United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
- Affected Teaching
- Let us continue the thought from verse 5. (Rom 14:5 KJV) One
man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let
every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. A
Christian who celebrates Christmas and Easter may do so for the purpose of
using it as a testimony of the Gospel because these are the only two times
in a year that unbelievers become a little religious and Christians can
capitalize on it by using these days as evangelistic tools. The ones who do
not celebrate them, may tell others that these are pagan festivals and that
Christians should not celebrate anything linked to pagan festivals. Do you
see how both views can be used to the glory of God? That is why there should
be no divisions in the body over these matters since both sides can
capitalize on them for witnessing purposes. It is the same thing with food,
there are Christians who eat questionable foods yet see it as coming from
the hand of the Lord and therefore they are thankful for those provisions.
The one who is weak continues to eat the herbs and gives thanks for those
herbs since he knows that is from the hand of God that those herbs come
from. The one who does not eat certain foods, does not eat those foods unto
the Lord. In other words, as the one who eats those questionable foods eats
them unto the Lord, those who do not eat those questionable foods are not
eating them unto the Lord. If there is a steak and a vegetable platter on
the table and two Christians approach that table, one who eats steak will
take the steak but the one who eats vegetables will take the vegetable
platter. So if I believe that we should not be eating meat, then I would not
be eating the steak unto the honor of the Lord. There is obedience in both
camps in the realm of food.
- When the modern versions leave out this large portion of Scripture they
leave out half the account. There is much validity in Christians partaking
of things lawful as there is of those who do not partake. The Roman Catholic
Church has created many different days with many different feasts which they
want their adherents to celebrate and if anyone studies their methods, these
days were created to collect money from the parishioners. This is why false
churches would want to leave out the fact that those who do not celebrate
these days, would be doing it to the glory of God but a person must be saved
before they can do anything to the glory of God. False churches and teachers
want to only emphasize that celebrating certain days are to the glory of God
and not the other way around. These false versions give too much leeway to
the leaders of false religions. It is better to stay with the King James and
get the entire thought from the Word of God and not the mind of man.