1Wethen that are strongought to bear the infirmities of the weak,andnot to pleaseourselves.2Let every one of usplease his neighbourfor his goodtoedification.3ForevenChristpleasednothimself;but,as it is written , The reproaches of them that reproachedtheefellonme.4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were writtenforourlearning,thatwethroughpatienceandcomfort of the scriptures might havehope.5Now the God of patienceandconsolationgrantyou to belikemindedone toward anotheraccording to ChristJesus:6That ye may with one mindandonemouthglorifyGod,even the Father of ourLordJesusChrist.7Wherefore receive ye one another,asChristalsoreceivedusto the glory of God.8Now I say that JesusChristwas a minister of the circumcisionfor the truth of God,toconfirm the promises made unto the fathers:9And that the Gentiles might glorifyGodfor his mercy;as it is written , Forthiscause I will confess to theeamong the Gentiles,andsing unto thyname.10Andagain he saith , Rejoice, yeGentiles,withhispeople.11Andagain,Praise the Lord,allyeGentiles;andlaudhim, all yepeople.12Andagain,Esaiassaith , There shall be a root of Jesse,and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles;inhimshall the Gentilestrust .
13Now the God of hopefillyou with alljoyandpeaceinbelieving , thatye may aboundinhope,through the power of the HolyGhost.14AndImyselfalso am persuadedofyou,mybrethren,thatyealsoarefull of goodness,filled with allknowledge,ablealso to admonish one another.15Nevertheless,brethren, I have written the more boldly unto youin some sort,asputtingyou in mind , because of the grace that is given to meofGod,16
That I should be the minister of JesusChristto the Gentiles,ministering the gospel of God,that the offering upa of the Gentiles might beacceptable, being sanctifiedby the HolyGhost.17
I have therefore whereof I may glorythroughJesusChrist in those things which pertain toGod.18For I willnotdare to speak of any of those things whichChristhathnotwroughtbyme, to make the Gentilesobedient, by wordanddeed,19Throughmightysignsandwonders,by the power of the Spirit of God;so that fromJerusalem,and round aboutuntoIllyricum,I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.20Yea,so have I strived to preach the gospel , notwhereChrist was named , lest I should buildupon another man'sfoundation:21Butas it is written , To whomhewasnotspokenof, they shall see : andthey that havenotheard shall understand .
For which causealso I have beenmuchbhindered from comingtoyou.23Butnowhaving no moreplaceintheseparts,andhaving a great desire these manyyears to comeuntoyou;24WhensoeverI take my journeyintoSpain, I will cometoyou:for I trust to seeyou in my journey , and to be brought on my waythitherwardbyyou,iffirst I besomewhatfilledwithcyour company.
25Butnow I gountoJerusalem to minister unto the saints.26For it hath pleased them of MacedoniaandAchaia to make a certaincontributionfor the poorsaintswhich are atJerusalem.27
It hath pleased themverily;andtheirdebtors they are . Forif the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty isalso to minister unto themin carnal things.28
When therefore I have performedthis,and have sealed to themthisfruit, I will comebyyouintoSpain.29And I am surethat, when I comeuntoyou, I shall comein the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.30Now I beseechyou,brethren,for the LordJesusChrist'ssake,andfor the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with mein your prayerstoGodforme;31That I may be deliveredfrom them that do not believeinJudaea;andthatmyservicewhich I have forJerusalem may beaccepted of the saints;32That I may comeuntoyouwithjoyby the will of God,andmay with you be refreshed .
33Now the God of peace be withyouall.Amen.