Romans 15:26
New International Version
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord's people in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
For you see, the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have eagerly taken up an offering for the poor among the believers in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
because Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
For the churches in Macedonia and Achaia have freely decided to give an offering to help the poor among God's people in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
because the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have been eager to share their resources with the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
For Macedonia and Achaia are pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But these who are in Macedonia and in Akaia were willing to share with the poor Saints who are in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because the believers in Macedonia and Greece owe a debt to the Christians in Jerusalem, they have decided to take up a collection for the poor among the Christians in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it has pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints who are in Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
For it has pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints who are at Jerusalem.

American King James Version
For it has pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that are at Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a contribution for the poor of the saints that are in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
for Macedonia and Achaia have been well pleased to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who [are] in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that are at Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who are at Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
for Macedonia and Greece have kindly contributed a certain sum in relief of the poor among God's people, in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
for it pleased Macedonia and Achaia well to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who are in Jerusalem;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Paul's Travel Plans
25Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem to serve the saints there. 26For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 27They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual blessings, they are obligated to minister to them with material blessings.…
Cross References
Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

Acts 16:9
During the night, Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and pleading with him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."

Acts 16:12
From there, we went to the Roman colony of Philippi, the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

Acts 18:12
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews coordinated an attack on Paul and brought him before the judgment seat.

Acts 19:21
After these things had happened, Paul purposed in spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must see Rome as well."

1 Corinthians 16:5
After I go through Macedonia, however, I will come to you; for I will be going through Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 1:16
I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to return to you from Macedonia, and then to have you help me on my way to Judea.

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 7:5
For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction--conflicts on the outside, fears within.

2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace God has given the churches of Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting to the Macedonians that since last year you in Achaia were prepared to give. And your zeal has stirred most of them to do likewise.

2 Corinthians 9:4
Otherwise, if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we--to say nothing of you--would be ashamed of having been so confident.

2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have refrained from being a burden to you in any way, and I will continue to do so.

Philippians 4:15
And as you Philippians know, in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church but you partnered with me in the matter of giving and receiving.

1 Thessalonians 1:7
As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

1 Thessalonians 1:8
For not only did the message of the Lord ring out from you to Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone out to every place, so that we have no need to say anything further.

1 Thessalonians 4:10
And indeed, you are showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more

1 Timothy 1:3
As I urged you on my departure to Macedonia, you should stay on at Ephesus to instruct certain men not to teach false doctrines

Treasury of Scripture

For it has pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

it.

Acts 11:27-30 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch…

2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed …

Galatians 6:6-10 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches …

the poor.

Proverbs 14:21,31 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the …

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad …

Zechariah 11:7,11 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be …

Luke 14:13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech you, brothers, (you know the house of Stephanas, that it …

2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want …

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, …

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

Macedonia
Μακεδονία (Makedonia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3109: (Hebrew), Macedonia, a Roman province north of Achaia (Greece). From Makedon; Macedonia, a region of Greece.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Achaia
Ἀχαΐα (Achaia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 882: Achaia, a country of Europe.

were pleased
εὐδόκησαν (eudokēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2106: To be well-pleased, think it good, be resolved. From eu and dokeo; to think well of, i.e. Approve; specially, to approbate.

to make
ποιήσασθαι (poiēsasthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

a
τινὰ (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

contribution
κοινωνίαν (koinōnian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2842: From koinonos; partnership, i.e. participation, or intercourse, or benefaction.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

poor
πτωχοὺς (ptōchous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4434: Poor, destitute, spiritually poor, either in a good sense (humble devout persons) or bad.

among the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

saints
ἁγίων (hagiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Jerusalem.
Ἰερουσαλήμ (Ierousalēm)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2419: Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.
(26) The poor saints.--Literally, for the poor among the saints. It cannot, therefore, be inferred from this that the church at Jerusalem consisted entirely of poor. Still from the first it would seem as if persons like Joseph of Arimathaea, and Nicodemus, and Mary the mother of Mark, were exceptions, and we know that the church at Jerusalem suffered severely during the famine in the reign of Claudius. Wealthier churches, such as those of Macedonia and Greece, would naturally be glad to have the opportunity of sending relief to the mother church, from which they might be said to be derived themselves. St. Paul himself proceeds to urge this very argument. From Jerusalem went forth the gospel which had been preached in Greece and Macedonia, and it would be but a small and due return if some of the superfluous wealth of those more favoured regions found its way to Jerusalem.

15:22-29 The apostle sought the things of Christ more than his own will, and would not leave his work of planting churches to go to Rome. It concerns all to do that first which is most needful. We must not take it ill if our friends prefer work which is pleasing to God, before visits and compliments, which may please us. It is justly expected from all Christians, that they should promote every good work, especially that blessed work, the conversion of souls. Christian society is a heaven upon earth, an earnest of our gathering together unto Christ at the great day. Yet it is but partial, compared with our communion with Christ; for that only will satisfy the soul. The apostle was going to Jerusalem, as the messenger of charity. God loves a cheerful giver. Every thing that passes between Christians should be a proof and instance of the union they have in Jesus Christ. The Gentiles received the gospel of salvation from the Jews; therefore were bound to minister to them in what was needed for the body. Concerning what he expected from them he speaks doubtfully; but concerning what he expected from God he speaks confidently. We cannot expect too little from man, nor too much from God. And how delightful and advantageous it is to have the gospel with the fulness of its blessings! What wonderful and happy effects does it produce, when attended with the power of the Spirit!
Jump to Previous
Achaia Acha'ia Amount Contributed Contribution God's Good Greece Jerusalem Kindly Macedonia Macedo'nia Money Pleased Pleasure Poor Relief Saints Sum
Jump to Next
Achaia Acha'ia Amount Contributed Contribution God's Good Greece Jerusalem Kindly Macedonia Macedo'nia Money Pleased Pleasure Poor Relief Saints Sum
Links
Romans 15:26 NIV
Romans 15:26 NLT
Romans 15:26 ESV
Romans 15:26 NASB
Romans 15:26 KJV

Romans 15:26 Bible Apps
Romans 15:26 Biblia Paralela
Romans 15:26 Chinese Bible
Romans 15:26 French Bible
Romans 15:26 German Bible

Alphabetical: a Achaia among and been contribution For have in Jerusalem Macedonia make pleased poor saints the to were

NT Letters: Romans 15:26 For it has been the good pleasure (Rom. Ro) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Romans 15:25
Top of Page
Top of Page