Romans 15:1-13 NIV

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak1 and not to please ourselves.

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2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good,2 to build him up.3

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3 For even Christ did not please himself4 but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."a5

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4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,6 so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

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5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity7 among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,

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6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify8 the God and Father9 of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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7 Accept one another,10 then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

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8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jewsb11 on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises12 made to the patriarchs

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    • b 15:8 - Greek "circumcision"
      9 so that the Gentiles13 may glorify God14 for his mercy, as it is written: "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name."c15

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        • c 15:9 - 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
          10 Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."d16

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          11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples."e17

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          12 And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse18 will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him."f19

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          13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace20 as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.21

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