Modern Literal Version
[Romans 15]




     15:1 Now we, the able, ought to bear the weaknesses of the powerless and not to please ourselves. 15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor *for what is the good thing toward building himup. 15:3 For* also Christ did not please himself, but, as it has been written, 'The reproaches of those who are reproaching you fell upon me.' {Psa 69:9}15:4 For* as many things as were written beforehand were written beforehand *for our instruction, in order that through the endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 15:5 Now the God of the endurance and the encouragement gives to youĎ to be mindful of the same thing among one another according to Christ Jesus, 15:6 in order that youĎ may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ united with* one mouth. 15:7 Hence receiveĎ one another, just-as Christ also received youĎ, to the glory of God. 15:8 But I am saying that Christ Jesus has become a servant of the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God, *that* he might confirm the promises given to the fathers, 15:9 and that the Gentiles are to glorify God on behalf of his mercy; as it has been written, 'Because of this, I will profess you among the Gentiles and sing-praise to your name.' {Psa 18:49}15:10 And again he says, 'Gentiles beĎ joyous with his people.' {Deu 32:43}15:11 And again, 'PraiseĎthe Lord, all the Gentiles, and let all the peoples praiseĎ him.' {Psa 117:1}15:12 And again, Isaiah says, 'There will be the root of Jesse and he who raised up to rule over the Gentiles; upon him the Gentiles will hope.' {Isa 11:1, 10}15:13 Now the God of hope may fill youĎ with all joy and peace in the believing, {Or: peace while* youĎ believe}*that* youĎ may abound in hope in the power of theHoly Spirit.




     15:14 And my brethren, I also have confidence in myself concerning youĎ, that youĎ yourselves are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, being able also to admonish one another. 15:15 But I wrote more-daringly to youĎ brethren individually, as reminding youĎ again, because of the grace which was given to me by God, 15:16*that* I might be a minister* of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, having done the sacred work of the good-news of God, in order that the offering up of the Gentiles might become acceptable, having been made holy in the Holy Spirit.



     15:17 Therefore, I have my boasting in Christ Jesus in the things pertaining to God. 15:18 For* I will not dare to speak of anything of the things which Christ did not work through me, except*for the obedience of the Gentiles, in word and works, 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit of God. So-then, I have fulfilled the good-news of the Christ from Jerusalem and in a circle, as far as Illyricum. 15:20 And so, I am making it my aim to proclaim the good-news, not where Christ was already named, in order that I might not build upon another's foundation; 15:21 but, as it has been written, 'They will see, to whom it was not reported concerning him and those who have not heard will understand.' {Isa 52:15}




     15:22 Hence also, I was being hindered these many times from coming to youĎ, 15:23 but now, having no longer a place in these districts and having a longing to come to youĎ from many yearsago. 15:24 Like whenever I travel through toward Spain, I will be coming to youĎ, (for* I am hoping to see youĎ when* I am traveling through and to be sent onward by youĎ, if first I may be partially filled from youĎ). 15:25 But now, I am traveling to Jerusalem, serving the holy-ones. 15:26For* Macedonia and Achaia were delighted to make* a certain generosity to the poor of the holy-ones in Jerusalem. 15:27 For* they were delighted and they are their debtors. For* if the Gentiles shared in the spiritual things of them, they owe it to them also to minister* to them in the fleshly things. 15:28 Therefore, having completed this thing and having sealed this fruit for them, I will be going away into Spain through youĎ. 15:29 Now I know while coming to youĎ, I will be coming in the fullness of the blessing of the good-news of the Christ.




     15:30 Now brethren, I am encouraging youĎ through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love*of the Spirit, to struggle together with me, and on my behalf in yourĎ prayers to God; 15:31 in order that I may be rescued away from those who are disobedient in Judea and in order that my service which I have*for Jerusalem might become acceptable to the holy-ones; 15:32 in order that I may come to youĎ in joy through the will of God and I may rest together with youĎ. 15:33 Now the God of peace is with all of youĎ. Amen.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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