A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.
A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the LORD in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples.
Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be made low; the crooked will become straight, the rough ways smooth,
and everyone will see the salvation of God."
Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another, but instead decide not to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother's way.
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won't cause my brother to fall.
Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God,
just as I also try to please all people in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
We give no opportunity for stumbling to anyone, so that the ministry will not be blamed.
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but healed instead.