Romans 15
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1Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.1Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.
2Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.2Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME."3For 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.
4For 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.4For 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.
5Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,5Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement allow you to live in harmony with one another, according to the command of Christ Jesus,
6so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.6so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with a united mind and voice.
7Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.7Therefore accept one another, just as the Messiah also accepted you, to the glory of God.
8For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,8For I say that the Messiah became a servant of the circumcised on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers,
9and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, "THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME."9and so that Gentiles may glorify God for His mercy. As it is written: Therefore I will praise You among the Gentiles, and I will sing psalms to Your name.
10Again he says, "REJOICE, O GENTILES, WITH HIS PEOPLE."10Again it says: Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His people!
11And again, "PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU GENTILES, AND LET ALL THE PEOPLES PRAISE HIM."11And again: Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; all the peoples should praise Him!
12Again Isaiah says, "THERE SHALL COME THE ROOT OF JESSE, AND HE WHO ARISES TO RULE OVER THE GENTILES, IN HIM SHALL THE GENTILES HOPE."12And again, Isaiah says: The root of Jesse will appear, the One who rises to rule the Gentiles; the Gentiles will hope in Him.
13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
14And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.14My brothers, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
15But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God,15Nevertheless, I have written to remind you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God
16to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.16to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God's good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
17Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.17Therefore I have reason to boast in Christ Jesus regarding what pertains to God.
18For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,18For I would not dare say anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed,
19in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.19by the power of miraculous signs and wonders, and by the power of God's Spirit. As a result, I have fully proclaimed the good news about the Messiah from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum.
20And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;20My aim is to evangelize where Christ has not been named, so that I will not build on someone else's foundation,
21but as it is written, "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND."21but, as it is written: Those who were not told about Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.
22For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you;22That is why I have been prevented many times from coming to you.
23but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you23But now I no longer have any work to do in these provinces, and I have strongly desired for many years to come to you
24whenever I go to Spain-- for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while--24whenever I travel to Spain. For I hope to see you when I pass through, and to be assisted by you for my journey there, once I have first enjoyed your company for a while.
25but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.25Right now I am traveling to Jerusalem to serve the saints,
26For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.26for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
27Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.27Yes, they were pleased, and indeed are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.
28Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.28So when I have finished this and safely delivered the funds to them, I will visit you on the way to Spain.
29I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.29I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
30Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,30Now I appeal to you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to join with me in fervent prayers to God on my behalf.
31that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints;31Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea, that the gift I am bringing to Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,
32so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.32and that, by God's will, I may come to you with joy and be refreshed together with you.
33Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.33The God of peace be with all of you. Amen.
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