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Romans 15

BBE 1 We who are strong have to be a support to the feeble, and not give pleasure to ourselves. NIV 1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. BBE 2 Let every one of us give pleasure to his neighbour for his good, to make him strong. NIV 2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. BBE 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. NIV 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me." BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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: NIV 5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, BBE 6 So that with one mouth you may give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. BBE 7 So then, take one another to your hearts, as Christ took us, to the glory of God. NIV 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. BBE 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, NIV 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 BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 10 And again he says, Take part, you Gentiles, in the joy of his people. NIV 10 Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people." BBE 11 And again, Give praise to the Lord, all you Gentiles; and let all the nations give praise to him. NIV 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples." BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. BBE 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, NIV 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 BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 17 So I have pride in Christ Jesus in the things which are God's. NIV 17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. BBE 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, NIV 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-- BBE 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; NIV 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. BBE 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; NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 21 Rather, as it is written: "Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand." BBE 22 For which reason I was frequently kept from coming to you: NIV 22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you. BBE 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, NIV 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, BBE 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)-- NIV 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. BBE 25 But now I go to Jerusalem, taking help for the saints. NIV 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the saints there. BBE 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. NIV 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 28 So when I have done this, and have given them this fruit of love, I will go on by you into Spain. NIV 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. BBE 29 And I am certain that when I come, I will be full of the blessing of Christ. NIV 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ. BBE 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; NIV 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. BBE 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; NIV 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, BBE 32 So that I may come to you in joy by the good pleasure of God, and have rest with you. NIV 32 so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed. BBE 33 Now may the God of peace be with you all. So be it. NIV 33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.