Romans 15:25

25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there.

Romans 15:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
ESV
25 At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem bringing aid to the saints.
NLT
25 But before I come, I must go to Jerusalem to take a gift to the believers there.
MSG
25 First, though, I'm going to Jerusalem to deliver a relief offering to the Christians there.
CSB
25 Now, however, I am traveling to Jerusalem to serve the saints;

Romans 15:25 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 15:25

But now I go unto Jerusalem
Whither he was bound in spirit, not knowing what should befall him there, from which he could not be dissuaded by his friends, and thither he did go:

to minister unto the saints;
not to preach the Gospel, though doubtless he did that when he was there; but to distribute among the poor saints what had been raised for them by the Greek churches; who had entreated him to take upon him this service, even the fellowship of ministering to the saints; and though this might seem below his office as an apostle, and as what more became an inferior officer, a deacon in a church; yet the apostle's heart was so much in it, and he was so bent upon it, and so diligent to execute it, that he postponed his journey to Spain and visit to Rome for the sake of it, and assigns this as a reason why he could not come at present.

Romans 15:25 In-Context

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 visit you,
24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.
25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there.
26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem.
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.

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