Romans 15

We then who are strong, ought to bear the infirmity of the weak, and not to please ourselves. But each of us should please his neighbor, in good things, as conducive to edification. Because Messiah also did not please himself; but, as it is written: The reviling of thy revilers fell upon me. For every thing written of old, was written for our instruction; that we, by patience and by the consolation of the scriptures, might possess hope. And may the God of patience and of consolation, grant to you, to think in harmony one with another, in Jesus Messiah; so that with one mind and one mouth, ye may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Messiah. Wherefore, receive ye and bear up one another, as also Messiah received you, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Messiah ministered to the circumcision, in behalf of the truth of God, in order to confirm the promise made to the fathers; and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercies upon them, as it is written: I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and to thy name will I sing psalms. 10 And again he said: Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again he said: Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye nations. 12 And again Isaiah said: There will be a root of Jesse; and he that shall arise, will be a prince for the Gentiles; and in him will the Gentiles hope. 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, by faith; that ye may abound in his hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. 14 Now I am persuaded, my Brethren, even I, concerning you; that ye too are full of goodness, and are replenished with all knowledge, and are able also to instruct others. 15 Yet I have written rather boldly to you, my Brethren, that I might put you in remembrance; because of the grace which is given to me by God, 16 that I should be a minister of Jesus Messiah among the Gentiles, and should subserve the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles might be acceptable, and be sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 I have therefore a glorying in Jesus Messiah, before God. 18 Yet I presume not to speak of any thing done for the obedience of the Gentiles, which Messiah hath not wrought by me, in word and in deeds, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Holy Spirit; so that from Jerusalem I have made a circuit quite to Illyricum, and have fulfilled the announcement of the Messiah; 20 while I was careful not to preach where the name of Messiah had been invoked, lest I should build upon another man's foundation; 21 but, it is written: They, to whom mention of him had not been made, will see him; and they, who had not heard, will be obedient. 22 And on this account, I have been many times prevented from coming to you. 23 But now, since I have no place in these regions, and as I have been desirous for many years past to come to you, 24 when I go to Spain, I hope to come and see you; and that ye will accompany me thither, when I shall have been satisfied, in some measure, with visiting you. 25 But I am now going to Jerusalem, to minister to the saints. 26 For they of Macedonia and Achaia, have been willing to make up a contribution for the needy saints who are at Jerusalem. 27 They were willing, because they were also debtors to them: for if the Gentiles have been participators with them in the Spirit, they are debtors to serve them also in things of the flesh. 28 When therefore, I shall have accomplished this, and shall have sealed to them this fruit, I will pass by you into Spain. 29 And I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Messiah. 30 And I beseech you, my Brethren, by our Lord Jesus Messiah, and by the love of the Spirit, that ye labor with me in prayer to God for me; 31 that I may be delivered from them in Judaea, who believe not and that the ministration, which I carry to the saints in Jerusalem, may be well received; 32 and that, by the good pleasure of God, I may come to you with joy, and may take comfort with you. 33 And may the God of peace be with you all: Amen.
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