Romans 15

1 Now we, the able, ought to bear the weaknesses of the powerless and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor *for what is the good thing toward building him up. 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} 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. 5 Now the God of the endurance and the encouragement gives to you* to be mindful of the same thing among one another according to Christ Jesus, 6 in order that you* may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ united with* one mouth. 7 Hence receive one another, just, as Christ also received you*, to the glory of God. 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, 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, your* name.' {Psa 18: 49} 10 And again he says, ' Gentiles be joyous with his people.' {Deu. 32: 43} 11 And again, ' Praise the Lord, all the Gentiles, and let all the peoples praise him.' {Psa 117: 1} 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} 13 Now the God of hope may fill you* with all joy and peace in the believing, {Or: peace while* you* believe} *that* you* may abound in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.

14 And my brethren, I also have confidence in myself concerning you*, that you* yourselves are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, being able also to admonish one another. 15 But I wrote more, daringly to you* brethren individually, as reminding you* again, because of the grace which was given to me by God, 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.

17 Therefore, I have my boasting in Christ Jesus in the things pertaining to God. 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, 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. 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; 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} 22 Hence also, I was being hindered these many times from coming to you*, 23 but now, having no longer a place in these districts and having a longing to come to you* from many years ago. 24 Like whenever I travel through toward Spain, I will be coming to you*, (for* I am hoping to see you* when* I am traveling through and to be sent onward by you*, if first I may be partially filled from you*). 25 But now, I am traveling to Jerusalem, serving the holy, ones. 26 For* Macedonia and Achaia were delighted to make* a certain generosity to the poor of the holy, ones in Jerusalem. 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. 28 Therefore, having completed this thing and having sealed this fruit for them, I will be going away into Spain through you*. 29 Now I know while coming to you*, I will be coming in the fullness of the blessing of the good, news of the Christ.

30 Now brethren, I am encouraging you* through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love* of the Spirit, to struggle together with me, and on my behalf in your, your* prayers to God; 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; 32 in order that I may come to you* in joy through the will of God and I may rest together with you*. 33 Now the God of peace is with all of you*. Amen.



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