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Romans 15 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We who are strong have to be a support to the feeble, and not give pleasure to ourselves. 1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
2 Let every one of us give pleasure to his neighbour for his good, to make him strong. 2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3 For Christ did not give pleasure to himself, but, as it is said, The bitter words of those who were angry with you came on me. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."
4 Now those things which were put down in writing before our time were for our learning, so that through quiet waiting and through the comfort of the holy Writings we might have hope. 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5 Now may the God who gives comfort and strength in waiting make you of the same mind with one another in harmony with Christ Jesus: 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
6 So that with one mouth you may give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 So then, take one another to your hearts, as Christ took us, to the glory of God. 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
8 Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision to give effect to the undertakings given by God to the fathers, 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs
9 And so that the Gentiles might give glory to God for his mercy; as it is said, For this reason I will give praise to you among the Gentiles, and I will make a song to your name. 9 so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name."
10 And again he says, Take part, you Gentiles, in the joy of his people. 10 Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."
11 And again, Give praise to the Lord, all you Gentiles; and let all the nations give praise to him. 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples."
12 And again Isaiah says, There will be the root of Jesse, and he who comes to be the ruler over the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles put their hope. 12 And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him."
13 Now may the God of hope make you full of joy and peace through faith, so that all hope may be yours in the power of the Holy Spirit. 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
14 And I myself am certain of you, brothers, that you are full of what is good, complete in all knowledge, able to give direction to one another. 14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
15 But I have, in some measure, less fear in writing to you to put these things before you again, because of the grace which was given to me by God, 15 I have written you quite boldly on some points, as if to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me
16 To be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, doing the work of a priest in the good news of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles might be pleasing to God, being made holy by the Holy Spirit. 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
17 So I have pride in Christ Jesus in the things which are God's. 17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.
18 And I will keep myself from talking of anything but those things which Christ has done by me to put the Gentiles under his rule in word and in act, 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done--
19 By signs and wonders, in the power of the Holy Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have given all the good news of Christ; 19 by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
20 Making it my purpose not to take the good news where Christ was named, so that my work might not be resting on that of others; 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.
21 But as it is said in the holy Writings, They will see, to whom the news of him had not been given, and those to whose ears it had not come will have knowledge. 21 Rather, as it is written: "Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand."
22 For which reason I was frequently kept from coming to you: 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.
23 But now, having no longer any place in these parts and having had for a number of years a great desire to come to you, 23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to see you,
24 Whenever I go to Spain (for it is my hope to see you on my way, and to be sent on there by you, if first I may in some measure have been comforted by your company)-- 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to visit you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.
25 But now I go to Jerusalem, taking help for the saints. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there.
26 For it has been the good pleasure of those of Macedonia and Achaia to send a certain amount of money for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
27 Yes, it has been their good pleasure; and they are in their debt. For if the Gentiles have had a part in the things of the Spirit which were theirs, it is right for them, in the same way, to give them help in the things of the flesh. 27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
28 So when I have done this, and have given them this fruit of love, I will go on by you into Spain. 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this fruit, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way.
29 And I am certain that when I come, I will be full of the blessing of Christ. 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.
30 Now I make request to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you will be working together with me in your prayers to God for me; 30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.
31 So that I may be kept safe from those in Judaea who have not put themselves under the rule of God, and that the help which I am taking for Jerusalem may be pleasing to the saints; 31 Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there,
32 So that I may come to you in joy by the good pleasure of God, and have rest with you. 32 so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
33 Now may the God of peace be with you all. So be it. 33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.