Romans 15:4
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New International Version
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

New Living Translation
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.

English Standard Version
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Berean Study Bible
For 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.

Berean Literal Bible
For whatever was written in the past was all written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.

New American Standard Bible
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

King James Bible
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

International Standard Version
For everything that was written long ago was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.

NET Bible
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

New Heart English Bible
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For everything that is written from ancient times is written for our teaching, that by patience and by comfort of the Scriptures we should have hope.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everything written long ago was written to teach us so that we would have confidence through the endurance and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.

New American Standard 1977
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction that we, through patient endurance and through the comfort of the scriptures, might have hope.

King James 2000 Bible
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

American King James Version
For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

American Standard Version
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what things soever were written, were written for our learning: that through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope.

Darby Bible Translation
For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

English Revised Version
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

Webster's Bible Translation
For whatever things were written formerly, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Weymouth New Testament
For all that was written of old has been written for our instruction, so that we may always have hope through the power of endurance and the encouragement which the Scriptures afford.

World English Bible
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Young's Literal Translation
for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we might have the hope.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Accept One Another
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. 5Now may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you harmony with one another in Christ Jesus,…
Cross References
Psalm 102:18
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.

Psalm 119:50
This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.

Habakkuk 2:2
Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.

Romans 4:23
Now the words "it was credited to him" were written not only for Abraham,

1 Thessalonians 1:3
and continually recalling before our God and Father your work of faith, your labor of love, and your enduring hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
Treasury of Scripture

For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

whatsoever.

Romans 4:23,24 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him…

1 Corinthians 9:9,10 For it is written in the law of Moses, You shall not muzzle the mouth …

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are …

2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for …

2 Peter 1:20,21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private …

for our learning. Rather, 'for our instruction.'

that.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Romans 8:24,25 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Psalm 119:81-83 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word…

Hebrews 6:10-19 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 10:35,36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward…

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

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