Romans 15:16
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New International Version
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. He gave me the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

New Living Translation
I am a special messenger from Christ Jesus to you Gentiles. I bring you the Good News so that I might present you as an acceptable offering to God, made holy by the Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Berean Study Bible
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an acceptable offering to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
for me to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, administering the sacred service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, having been sanctified in the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

King James Bible
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God's good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version
to be a minister of the Messiah Jesus to the gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering brought by gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

NET Bible
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I serve the gospel of God like a priest, so that the Gentiles may become an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That I may be a minister to Yeshua The Messiah among the Gentiles and that I may labor for The Gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles may be accepted and sanctified by The Spirit of Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to be a servant of Christ Jesus to people who are not Jewish. I serve as a priest by spreading the Good News of God. I do this in order that I might bring the nations to God as an acceptable offering, made holy by the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that my offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
being the minister of Jesus Christ, to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be well pleasing, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

American King James Version
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

American Standard Version
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles; sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

Darby Bible Translation
for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the [message of] glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by [the] Holy Spirit.

English Revised Version
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him, being (as it is)

World English Bible
that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
for my being a servant of Jesus Christ to the nations, acting as priest in the good news of God, that the offering up of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Study Bible
Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
15However, I have written you a bold reminder on some points, because of the grace God gave me 16to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an acceptable offering to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17Therefore I exult in Christ Jesus in my service to God.…
Word Study

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

From a derivative of laos and ergon; a public servant, i.e. A functionary in the Temple or Gospel, or a worshipper or benefactor.

Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

administering the sacred service
hierourgounta (V-PPA-AMS)
To minister in holy things. From a compound of hieron and the base of ergon; to be a temple-worker, i.e. Officiate as a priest.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

An offering, sacrifice. From prosphero; presentation; concretely, an oblation or sacrifice.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

From eu and a derivative of prosdechomai; well-received, i.e. Approved, favorable.

having been sanctified
hēgiasmenē (V-RPM/P-NFS)
From hagios; to make holy, i.e. purify or consecrate; to venerate.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Wind, breath, spirit.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:14-21 The apostle was persuaded that the Roman Christians were filled with a kind and affectionate spirit, as well as with knowledge. He had written to remind them of their duties and their dangers, because God had appointed him the minister of Christ to the Gentiles. Paul preached to them; but what made them sacrifices to God, was, their sanctification; not his work, but the work of the Holy Ghost: unholy things can never be pleasing to the holy God. The conversion of souls pertains unto God; therefore it is the matter of Paul's glorying, not the things of the flesh. But though a great preacher, he could not make one soul obedient, further than the Spirit of God accompanied his labours. He principally sought the good of those that sat in darkness. Whatever good we do, it is Christ who does it by us.
Cross References
Acts 9:15
"Go!" said the Lord. "This man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings, and before the people of Israel.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

Romans 11:13
I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

Romans 12:1
Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

Romans 15:20
In this way, I have aspired to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role.

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.

Philippians 2:17
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.

1 Peter 2:5
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

I should.

Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the …

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you…

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

ministering.

Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness …

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles …

1 Thessalonians 2:2,9 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, …

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

offering up. or, sacrificing.

Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

Isaiah 66:19,20 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape …

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves …

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

being.

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad …

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what …

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, …

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost …

Ephesians 2:18,22 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father…

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

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