New International Version
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.
King James Bible
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
Darby Bible Translation
but now I go to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;
World English Bible
But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.
Young's Literal Translation
And, now, I go on to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now I go unto Jerusalem - From this and the two following verses we learn that the object of his journey to Jerusalem was, to carry a contribution made among the Gentile Christians of Macedonia and Achaia for the relief of the poor Jewish Christians at Jerusalem. About this affair he had taken great pains, as appears from 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8, and 2 Corinthians 9:1-15. His design in this affair is very evident from 2 Corinthians 9:12, 2 Corinthians 9:13, where he says: The administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; whiles, by the experiment of this ministration, they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the Gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them and unto all men. The apostle was in hopes that this liberal contribution, sent by the Gentile Christians who had been converted by St. Paul's ministry, would engage the affections of the Jewish Christians, who had been much prejudiced against the reception of the Gentiles into the Church, without being previously obliged to submit to the yoke of the law. He wished to establish a coalition between the converted Jews and Gentiles, being sensible of its great importance to the spread of the Gospel; and his procuring this contribution was one laudable device to accomplish this good end. And this shows why he so earnestly requests the prayers of the Christians at Rome, that his service which he had for Jerusalem might be accepted of the saints. See Dr. Taylor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
"Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.
After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord's people there,
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the collection for the Lord's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 Corinthians 8:4
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.
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