15 We then athat are strong ought to bear the binfirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 cLet every one of us please his neighbour for his good dto edification. 3 eFor even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, fThe reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. 4 For gwhatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our hlearning, that we through patience and icomfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you kto be likeminded one toward another ||according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may lwith one mind and mone mouth glorify nGod, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore oreceive ye one another, as Christ also received us pto the glory of God. 8 Now I say that qJesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision rfor the truth of God, to sconfirm the promises made unto the fathers: 9 And tthat the Gentiles might pglorify God for his mercy; as it is written, uFor this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 10 And again he saith, xRejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, yPraise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. 12 And again, Esaias saith, zThere shall be aa root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. 13 Now 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.
14 And bI myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of cgoodness, filled with all dknowledge, able also to admonish one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you ein some sort, bas putting you in mind, fbecause of the grace that is given to me of God, 16 That gI should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the ||hoffering up of the Gentiles might be iacceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ kin those things which pertain to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things lwhich Christ hath not wrought by me, mto make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19 Through nmighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 Yea, so have I ostrived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, plest I should build upon another man’s foundation: 21 But as it is written, qTo whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. 22 For which cause also I have been ||much rhindered from coming to you. 23 But now having no more place in these sparts, and thaving a great desire these many years to come unto you; 24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and uto be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be esomewhat filled †with your company. 25 But now I xgo unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. 26 For it hath pleased them of yzMacedonia and yaAchaia bto make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For cif the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, dtheir duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. 28 When therefore I have performed this, and have esealed to them this ffruit, I will come by you into Spain. 29 And I am sure that, gwhen I come unto you, I shall come in the hfulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye istrive together with me in your prayers to God for me; 31 kThat I may be delivered from them that ||do not believe in Judaea; and that my lservice which I have for Jerusalem may be llaccepted of the saints; 32 That I may come unto you with joy mby the will of God, and may with you be nrefreshed. 33 Now othe God of peace be with you all. Amen.
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