A (13) Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
B (14) I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
C (15) But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
D (16-17) Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
E (18) For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
D’ (19) Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
C’ (20) For meat destroy not the work of God.
B’ (20b) All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
A’ (21) It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
A. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God.
B. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
B’. 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith:
A’. for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.