Romans 15:3
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New International Version
For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."

New Living Translation
For even Christ didn't live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, "The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me."

English Standard Version
For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”

Berean Study Bible
For even Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written: "The insults of those who insult You have fallen on Me."

Berean Literal Bible
For even Christ did not please Himself, but as it has been written: "The reproaches of those reproaching You have fallen on Me."

New American Standard Bible
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME."

King James Bible
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For even the Messiah did not please Himself. On the contrary, as it is written, The insults of those who insult You have fallen on Me.

International Standard Version
For even the Messiah did not please himself. Instead, as it is written, "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."

NET Bible
For even Christ did not please himself, but just as it is written, "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."

New Heart English Bible
For even Christ did not please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because even The Messiah did not please himself, but according to what is written: “The reproach of those reviling you fell upon me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Christ did not think only of himself. Rather, as Scripture says, "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."

New American Standard 1977
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED THEE FELL UPON ME.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of those that reproached thee fell on me.

King James 2000 Bible
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

American King James Version
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

American Standard Version
For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written: The reproaches of them that reproached thee, fell upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
For the Christ also did not please himself; but according as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.

English Revised Version
For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

Weymouth New Testament
For even the Christ did not seek His own pleasure. His principle was, "The reproaches which they addressed to Thee have fallen on me."

World English Bible
For even Christ didn't please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."

Young's Literal Translation
for even the Christ did not please himself, but, according as it hath been written, 'The reproaches of those reproaching Thee fell upon me;'
Study Bible
Accept One Another
2Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3For even Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written: “The insults of those who insult You have fallen on Me.” 4For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.…
Cross References
Psalm 69:9
For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

Matthew 27:44
In the same way, even the robbers who were crucified with Him berated Him.

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Philippians 2:5
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus:
Treasury of Scripture

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on me.

Christ.

Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: …

Matthew 26:39,42 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, …

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment …

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will …

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; …

John 12:27,28 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from …

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world …

John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father …

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became …

The.

Psalm 69:9,20 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of …

Psalm 89:50,51 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my …

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, …

(3) The reproaches. . . .--Literally, after the LXX. version of Psalm 69:9, one of those Psalms of suffering which, like Isaiah 53, afford a type of the sufferings of the Messiah.

Reproached thee fell on me.--The insults directed against God Himself fell upon His servants.

For even Christ pleased not himself,.... He sought not his own ease, pleasure, profit, honour, and glory, but to do his Father's will and work, John 4:34; and he always did the things which pleased him, in his obedience, sufferings, and death; and sought not his own, but his glory: moreover, what he did and suffered were not for himself, but for us; he became incarnate for us; he obeyed, suffered, and died for us; he came not to be ministered to, to be attended upon as an earthly prince, enjoying his own ease and pleasure, things grateful to nature, but to minister to others, Matthew 20:28; hence he appeared in the form of a servant, did the work of one in life, and at last became obedient to death, even the death of the cross, Philippians 2:7, not but that he was well pleased in doing and suffering all this; it was his delight to do the will of God: it was his meat and drink to finish his work; yea, that part of it which was most disagreeable to flesh and blood, was most earnestly desired by him, even the baptism of his sufferings; and in the view of the salvation of his people, and of enjoying their company with him to all eternity, he endured the cross patiently, and despised the shame with pleasure, Hebrews 12:2, but then he met with many things which were far from being grateful to human nature; such as the hardness and unbelief of the Jews, with which he was grieved, their scoffs and insults, reproaches and jeers; the ignorance, frowardness, and moroseness of his own disciples, whose infirmities he bore; and at last the sufferings of death, that bitter cup, which he as man desired might pass from him; but, however, he submitted to his Father's will, Matthew 26:39; all which prove what the apostle here affirms. This instance of Christ, the man of God's right hand, the son of man, whom he has made strong for himself, the head of the church, the leader and commander of the people, bearing the infirmities of the weak, and not pleasing himself, is very pertinently produced, to enforce the above exhortations; who is an example to his people in the exercise of every grace, and the discharge of every duty; as in beneficence, forgiving of injuries, mutual love, meekness and humility, suffering of afflictions, and patience. The proof of it follows,

but as it is written, in Psalm 69:9;

the reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me; which are the words of Christ unto his Father, as the whole psalm is to be understood not of David, but of the Messiah, as is clear from the citations out of it, and references to it in the New Testament; see John 2:17, compared with Psalm 69:9, and the meaning of them is, either that the reproaches which were cast on the house, worship, and ordinances of God, affected Christ as much as if they had been cast upon himself; which stirred up his zeal to take the method he did, to show his resentment at such indignities; see John 2:15, or that the same persons by whom the name of God was blasphemed, his sanctuary polluted, and his ordinances reproached, also reproached him; and he bore in his bosom the reproach of all the mighty people, which were in great plenty poured upon him; they reproached him with being a glutton, a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners, Matthew 11:19; they said he was a Samaritan, and had a devil, John 8:48, charged him with blasphemy and sedition, Matthew 26:65; and when on the cross, mocked, reviled, and wagged their heads at him, Matthew 27:39; all which he bore patiently, and reviled not again: moreover, by "reproaches" may be meant the sins of his people, by which the name of God was blasphemed, his law trampled upon with contempt, and the perfections of his nature, as his justice and holiness, dishonoured; and which fell upon Christ, not by chance, but by the appointment of God, and according to his own voluntary agreement; and which he bore in his own body, and made satisfaction for; which though he did willingly, in order to obtain some valuable ends, the salvation of his people, and the glorifying of the divine perfections, the honouring of the law, and satisfying of justice, yet the bearing of them, in itself, could not be grateful to him as such; neither the charge of sin, nor the weight of punishment; and in this respect he pleased not himself, or did that which was grateful to his pure and holy nature. 3. For even Christ pleased not—lived not to please

himself; but, as it is written—(Ps 69:9).

The reproaches, etc.—see Mr 10:42-45.15:1-7 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.
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