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Romans 15

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ROM 15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

ROM 15:2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

ROM 15:3 For even Christ didn't please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."

ROM 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

ROM 15:5 Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,

ROM 15:6 that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ROM 15:7 Therefore receive one another, even as Christ also received you,{TR reads "us" instead of "you"} to the glory of God.

ROM 15:8 Now I say that Christ has been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers,

ROM 15:9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles, And sing to your name."

ROM 15:10 Again he says, "Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people."

ROM 15:11 Again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Let all the peoples praise him."

ROM 15:12 Again, Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, He who arises to rule over the Gentiles; On him will the Gentiles hope."

ROM 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

ROM 15:14 I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."}, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others.

ROM 15:15 But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God,

ROM 15:16 that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

ROM 15:17 I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

ROM 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

ROM 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God's Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ;

ROM 15:20 yes, making it my aim to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another's foundation.

ROM 15:21 But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven't heard will understand."

ROM 15:22 Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you,

ROM 15:23 but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you,

ROM 15:24 whenever I journey to Spain, I will come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.

ROM 15:25 But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.

ROM 15:26 For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.

ROM 15:27 Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things.

ROM 15:28 When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by way of you to Spain.

ROM 15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.

ROM 15:30 Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

ROM 15:31 that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;

ROM 15:32 that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.

ROM 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

 

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