Romans 15 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please 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 please his neighbor for his good to edification. 2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
3 For even Christ pleased not Himself, but as it is written: "The reproaches of them that reproached Thee fell 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 For whatsoever things were written in times past, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures 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 the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another, according to 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 that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the 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 Therefore receive ye one another as Christ also received 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 Jesus Christ was a minister of the Circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto 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 that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written: "For this cause I will confess to Thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto Thy 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 saith, "Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with His people." 10 Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."
11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud Him, all ye people." 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples."
12 And again Isaiah saith, "There shall be a Root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in Him shall the Gentiles trust." 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 fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost. 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 also am persuaded about you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish 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 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some measure to remind you, because of the grace that is given to me from 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 that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 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 I have therefore cause that I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. 17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.
18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed, 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 through mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem and round about into Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel 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 Yea, so have I striven to preach the Gospel not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation; 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 written: "To whom He was not spoken of, they shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand." 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 this cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you. 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.
23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto 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 whensoever I make my journey into Spain I will come to you. For I trust to see you on my journey, and to be brought on my way thither by you, if first I be somewhat filled with 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 unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there.
26 For it hath pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints who are at Jerusalem. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
27 It hath pleased them verily, and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers in their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 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 When therefore I have performed this, and have secured to them this fruit, I will come to you on my way to 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 sure that when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel 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 beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive 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 that I may be delivered from those who do not believe in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted by 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 and that I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 32 so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. 33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.