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Romans 15

1 So we, the able, ought to be bearing the weaknesses of the unable, and not to be pleasing ourselves. 2 Let1 each of us be pleasing his neighbor for the good towards building [him] up. 3 For even the Christ did not please himself, but just as it is written:
The reproaches of those reproaching you fell upon me.

4 For as much as [this] was written beforehand, it was written for our instruction, in order that through endurance and through the exhortation of the scriptures we may have hope 5 May the God of endurance and of the exhortation give to you to be like-minded with one another according to [the] Christ Jesus, 6 in order that with one mind [and] with one mouth you glorify the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore receive one another, just as the Christ also received us into [the] glory of God. 8 For I say that [the] Christ became [a] servant of circumcision in behalf of the truth of God, to confirm the promise [made] to the fathers, 9 and that the nations [may] glorify God for [his] mercy, just as it is written:

For this reason I will confess to you among the nations
And to your name will I sing praise.

10 And again he says:

Rejoice, O nations, with his people

11 And again:

Be praising the Lord, all [you] nations
And let1 all the peoples praise him.

12 And again Isaiah says:

There will be the root of Jesse
And the [one] rising to be ruling [the] nations,
Upon him will the nations hope.

13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in the hope in [the] power of [the] Holy Spirit. 14 Indeed I myself am persuaded concerning you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to be admonishing one another. 15 But I wrote to you more boldly on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me from God, 16 that I be [a] minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, ministering the good-news of God, in order that the offering of the nations become acceptable, made holy by the Holy Spirit. 17 I have therefore [a] boast in Christ Jesus with respect to the [things] towards God. 18 For I will not dare to be speaking of what Christ has not worked through me, to make the nations obedient, in word and work, 19 in [the] power of signs and wonders, in [the] power of [the] spirit, so that from Jerusalem and round until Illyrika I have made full the good-news of Christ. 20 Thus I strive to be good-newsing not where Christ has been named, in order that I not build upon another's foundation, 21 but just as it is written:

To whom has not been reported concerning him,
They will see,
And those who have not heard will understand.

22 For which cause I also have been often hindered from coming to you, 23 but now no longer having place in these districts, but having longing to come to you for many years, 24 when I go to Spain, [I will come to you]. For I hope, going through, to see you and to be helped on my way by you there, if first I be filled in part by your [company], 25 but now I go to Jerusalem serving the holy [ones]. 26 For [those of] Macedonia and Achaia have considered it good to make some contribution2 for the poor of the holy [ones] in Jerusalem. 27 For they considered it good, and they are their debtors. For if the nations have been made partners in their spiritual [things], they ought also in the fleshly [things] to be ministering to them. 28 Therefore having completed this, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will come through you to Spain. 29 And I know that coming to you in [the] fullness of blessing Christ will I come. 30 I call upon you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the agape-love of the spirit, to struggle with me in prayers in my behalf to God, 31 in order that I be delivered from the disobedient [ones] in Judea and my service in Jerusalem become acceptable to the holy [ones], 32 in order that, coming to you in joy through the wish of God, I find rest with you. 33 So the God of peace [be]3 with you all, Amen.



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