Romans 15:2
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New International Version
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

New Living Translation
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

English Standard Version
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

New American Standard Bible
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

King James Bible
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

International Standard Version
Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building him up.

NET Bible
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But let each of us please his neighbor with good as for edification,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We should all be concerned about our neighbor and the good things that will build his faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let each one of us please his neighbour in that which is good, unto edification.

King James 2000 Bible
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

American King James Version
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

American Standard Version
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let every one of you please his neighbour unto good, to edification.

Darby Bible Translation
Let each one of us please his neighbour with a view to what is good, to edification.

English Revised Version
Let each one of us please his neighbour for that which is good, unto edifying.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

Weymouth New Testament
Let each of us endeavour to please his fellow Christian, aiming at a blessing calculated to build him up.

World English Bible
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.

Young's Literal Translation
for let each one of us please the neighbour for good, unto edification,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:1-7 Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glory of God, and the good of others. We must please our neighbour, for the good of his soul; not by serving his wicked will, and humouring him in a sinful way; if we thus seek to please men, we are not the servants of Christ. Christ's whole life was a self-denying, self-displeasing life. And he is the most advanced Christian, who is the most conformed to Christ. Considering his spotless purity and holiness, nothing could be more contrary to him, than to be made sin and a curse for us, and to have the reproaches of God fall upon him; the just for the unjust. He bore the guilt of sin, and the curse for it; we are only called to bear a little of the trouble of it. He bore the presumptuous sins of the wicked; we are called only to bear the failings of the weak. And should not we be humble, self-denying, and ready to consider one another, who are members one of another? The Scriptures are written for our use and benefit, as much as for those to whom they were first given. Those are most learned who are most mighty in the Scriptures. That comfort which springs from the word of God, is the surest and sweetest, and the greatest stay to hope. The Spirit as a Comforter, is the earnest of our inheritance. This like-mindedness must be according to the precept of Christ, according to his pattern and example. It is the gift of God; and a precious gift it is, for which we must earnestly seek unto him. Our Divine Master invites his disciples, and encourages them by showing himself as meek and lowly in spirit. The same disposition ought to mark the conduct of his servants, especially of the strong towards the weak. The great end in all our actions must be, that God may be glorified; nothing more forwards this, than the mutual love and kindness of those who profess religion. Those that agree in Christ may well agree among themselves.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let everyone of us please his neighbour,.... Every man, particularly his Christian friend and brother, whom he should seek to please in all things, and by all means lawful; he should carry it affably and courteously, should make himself agreeable to him; should condescend and accommodate himself to his weakness, and bear his infirmities, and deny himself rather than displease him. The Vulgate Latin version and some copies read, "let everyone of you"; but the other reading is preferable, and best agrees with the context, Romans 15:1.

For his good; or as the Syriac renders it, "in good things"; for he is not to be pleased, gratified, and indulged, in any thing that is evil: we are not to please any man in anything that is contrary to the Gospel of Christ, for then we should not be faithful servants of his; nor in anything repugnant to the commands of God, and ordinances of Christ, who are to be obeyed and pleased, rather than men; nor in anything that is of an immoral nature, we are not to comply with, though it may be to the displeasure of the dearest relation and friend; but in everything that is naturally, civilly, morally, or evangelically good, we should study to please them; and in whatsoever may be for their good, temporal, spiritual, or eternal: and

to edification: of our neighbour, brother, and Christian friend, for the establishment of his peace, the increase of his spiritual light, and the building of him up in his most holy faith; and also of the whole community, or church, to which each belong, whose peace and edification should be consulted, and everything done, which may promote and secure it; and among which this is one, every man to please his neighbour, in things lawful and laudable.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2, 3. Let every one of us—lay himself out to

please his neighbour—not indeed for his mere gratification, but

for his good—with a view

to his edification.

Romans 15:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Accept One Another
1Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 2Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. 3For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME."…
Cross References
Romans 14:19
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

1 Corinthians 9:22
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

1 Corinthians 10:23
"I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"--but not everything is constructive.

1 Corinthians 10:24
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

1 Corinthians 10:33
even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 14:3
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.

2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.

Ephesians 4:12
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Treasury of Scripture

Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and …

1 Corinthians 9:19-22 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

1 Corinthians 10:24,33 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth…

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily …

Philippians 2:4,5 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things …

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please …

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