New International Version
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
King James Bible
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Darby Bible Translation
But *we* ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
World English Bible
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Young's Literal Translation
And we ought -- we who are strong -- to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We then that are strong - The sense of this verse is supposed to be the following: We, Gentile Christians, who perfectly understand the nature of our Gospel liberty, not only lawfully may, but are bound in duty to bear any inconveniences that may arise from the scruples of the weaker brethren, and to ease their consciences by prudently abstaining from such indifferent things as may offend and trouble them; and not take advantage from our superior knowledge to make them submit to our judgment.
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LibraryDecember 20. "That I Should be the Minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, Ministering the Gospel of God" (Rom. xv. 16).
"That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God" (Rom. xv. 16). This is a very beautiful and practical conception of missionary work. There is a great difference in being consecrated to our God. We may be consecrated to our work and consecrated to our God. We may be consecrated and fitted to do missionary work, and utterly fail, if He should call us to do something different. But when we are consecrated to Him, we shall be ready for anything He may require …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
September 10. "Wherefore, Receive Ye one Another as Christ Also Received Us, to the Glory of God" (Rom. xv. 7).
From the Supplement to the Summa --Question Lxxii of the Prayers of the Saints who are in Heaven
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
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.
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
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