1 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose
of quarrelling over opinions.
2 Some believe
in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables.
3 Those who eat
must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not
pass judgement on those who eat; for God has welcomed them.
4 Who are you
to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own
lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord
is able to make them stand.
5 Some judge one
day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be
alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds.
6 Those who observe
the day, observe it in honour of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat
in honour of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those
who abstain, abstain in honour of the Lord and give thanks to God.
7 We do not live
to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves.
8 If we live,
we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then,
whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
9 For to this
end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both
the dead and the living.