The Evangel - Romans
15:1 Now we, the able, ought to be bearing the infirmities of the impotent, and not to be pleasing ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his associate, for his good, toward his edification. 3 For Christ also pleases not Himself, but according as it is written, “The reproaches of those reproaching Thee fall on Me.” 4 For whatever was written before, was written for this teaching of ours, that through the endurance and the consolation of the scriptures we may have expectation.
5 Now may the God of endurance and consolation grant you to be mutually disposed to one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that, with one accord, with one mouth, you may be glorifying the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore be taking one another to yourselves according as Christ also took you to Himself, for the glory of God.
8 For I am saying that Christ has become the Servant of the Circumcision, for the sake of the truth of God, to confirm the patriarchal promises. 9 Yet the nations are to glorify God for His mercy, according as it is written,
“Therefore I shall be acclaiming Thee
among the nations,”
“And to Thy name shall I be
10 And again he is saying,
“Be merry, ye nations, with His people!”
11 And again he is saying,
“Praise the Lord, all the nations,”
And “let all the peoples laud Him.”
12 And again Isaiah is saying, there will be “the root of Jesse,
And He Who is rising to Chief of the nations:
On Him will the nations rely.”
13 Now may the God of expectation be filling you with all joy and peace in believing, for you to be super-abounding in expectation, in the power of holy spirit.
14 Now I myself also am persuaded concerning you, my brethren, that you yourselves also are bulging with goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to be admonishing one another. 15 Yet more daringly do I write to you, in part, as prompting you, because of the grace being given to me from God, 16 for me to be the minister of Christ Jesus for the nations, acting as a priest of the evangel of God, that the approach present of the nations may be becoming well received, having been hallowed by holy spirit.
17 I have, then, a boast in Christ Jesus, in that which is toward God. 18 For I am not daring to speak any of what Christ does not effect through me for the obedience of the nations, in word and work, 19 in the power of signs and miracles, in the power of God’s spirit, so that, from Jerusalem and around unto Illyricum, I have completed the evangel of the Christ. 20 Yet thus I am ambitious to be bringing the evangel where Christ is not named lest I may be building on another’s foundation, 21 but, according as it is written,
“They who were not informed concerning
Him shall see,
And they who have not heard shall
22 Wherefore I was much hindered also in coming to you. 23 Yet now, having by no means still place in these regions, yet having for many years a longing to come to you, 24 as ever I may be going into Spain (for I am expecting, while going through, to gaze upon you, and by you to be sent forward there, if I should ever first be filled, in part, by you) — 25 yet now I am going to Jerusalem, dispensing to the saints. 26 For it delights Macedonia and Achaia to make some contribution for the poor of the saints who are in Jerusalem. 27 For they are delighted, and they are their debtors, for if the nations participate in their spiritual things, they ought to minister to them in fleshly things also. 28 When, then, performing this, and sealing to them this fruit, I shall be coming away through you into Spain. 29 Now I am aware that, in coming to you, I shall be coming with the blessing of Christ which fills.
30 Now I am entreating you, brethren, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the spirit, to struggle together with me in prayers to God for me, 31 that I should be rescued from the stubborn in Judea, and my dispensation for Jerusalem may be becoming well received by the saints, 32 that I may be coming to you with joy through the will of God, and I should be resting together with you. 33 Now the God of peace be with all of you! Amen!
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