Romans 15
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1And we ought—we who are strong—to bear the weaknesses of the powerless, and not to please ourselves; 2for let each one of us please the neighbor for good, for edification, 3for even the Christ did not please Himself, but according as it has been written: “The reproaches of those reproaching You fell on Me”; 4for 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. 5And may the God of the endurance, and of the exhortation, give to you to have the same mind toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6that with one accord—with one mouth—you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ;

7for this reason receive one another, according as also the Christ received us, to the glory of God.

8And I say Jesus Christ to have become a servant of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers,

9and the nations for kindness to glorify God, according as it has been written: “Because of this I will confess to You among nations, and to Your Name I will sing praise”;

10and again it says, “Rejoice you nations, with His people”;

11and again, “Praise the LORD, all you nations; and laud Him, all you peoples”;

12and again, Isaiah says, “There will be the root of Jesse, and He who is rising to rule nations—on Him will nations hope”;

13and the God of the hope will fill you with all joy and peace in the believing, for your abounding in the hope in power of the Holy Spirit.

14And I am persuaded, my brothers—I myself also—concerning you, that you yourselves also are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, also able to admonish one another; 15and the more boldly I wrote to you, brothers, in part, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me by God, 16for my being a servant of Jesus Christ to the nations, acting as priest in the good news of God, that the offering up of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17I have, then, a boasting in Christ Jesus, in the things pertaining to God, 18for I will not dare to speak anything of the things that Christ did not work through me, to obedience of nations, by word and deed, 19in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circle as far as Illyricum, have fully preached the good news of the Christ; 20and so counting it honor to proclaim good news, not where Christ was named—that on another’s foundation I might not build—

21but according as it has been written: “To whom it was not told concerning Him, they will see; and they who have not heard, will understand.”

22For this reason, also, I was hindered many times from coming to you,

23and now, no longer having place in these parts, and having a longing to come to you for many years, 24when I may go on to Spain I will come to you, for I hope in going through, to see you, and by you to be set forward there, if of you first, in part, I will be filled. 25And now, I go on to Jerusalem, ministering to the holy ones; 26for it pleased Macedonia and Achaia well to make a certain contribution for the poor of the holy ones who [are] in Jerusalem; 27for it pleased well, and their debtors they are, for if the nations participated in their spiritual things, they ought also, in the fleshly things, to minister to them. 28This, then, having finished, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will return through you, to Spain; 29and I have known that coming to you—in the fullness of the blessing of the good news of Christ I will come.

30And I call on you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in the prayers for me to God, 31that I may be delivered from those not believing in Judea, and that my ministry, that [is] for Jerusalem, may become acceptable to the holy ones; 32that in joy I may come to you, through the will of God, and may be refreshed with you, 33and the God of peace [be] with you all. Amen.

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