According to Christ
we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those who are aweak
and not to please ourselves.
each of us please his neighbor with a view to what is good for abuilding
Christ also did not please Himself, but as it is written, a
"The reproaches of those who reproached You fell upon Me.''
the things that were awritten
previously were written for our instruction, in order that through endurance and through the 1encouragement
of the Scriptures we might have bhope
of endurance and encouragement grant you to be of the bsame
mind toward one another according to 1cChrist
That 1with aone
accord you may with bone
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
one another, as 1Christ
also received you to the glory of God.
I say that Christ has become a 1servant
of the circumcision for the sake of God's 2atruthfulness
, to confirm the bpromises given
to the fathers,
that the Gentiles should glorify God for His amercy
, as it is written, b
"Therefore I will 1extol
You among the Gentiles, and I will sing praise to Your name.''
again he says, a
"Rejoice, Gentiles, with His people.''
"Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples speak praise to Him.''
again, Isaiah says, a
"There shall be the 1broot
of Jesse, even He who rises to rule the Gentiles; con
Him will the Gentiles hope.''
the God of hope fill you with all joy and apeace
in believing, that you may abound in bhope
in the cpower
of the Holy Spirit.
Conclusion — the consummation of the gospel
The Gentiles offered
I myself also am persuaded concerning you, my brothers, that you yourselves also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
I have written the more boldly to you on some points so as to remind you of them
again because of the agrace
given to me by God
I might be a 1minister
of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, a 2laboring 3apriest
of the gospel of God, in order that the boffering
of the Gentiles might be acceptable, having been csanctified
in the Holy Spirit.
have therefore my 1aboasting
in Christ Jesus bin
the things pertaining to God.
I will not dare to speak anything of the things which aChrist
has not accomplished through me for the bobedience
of the Gentiles, by word and by work,
the power of asigns
and wonders, in the bpower
of the Spirit of God; so that cfrom
Jerusalem and round about to 1Illyricum
, I have 2dfully
preached the gospel of Christ,
But have done
so aspiring to announce the gospel not where Christ has been named, so that I would not build upon aanother
as it is written, a
"They will see, they to whom nothing concerning Him was announced; and those who have not heard will understand.''
this reason also I have been ahindered
these many times from coming to you.
now I no longer have place in these regions and have had a desire since many years ago to acome
I may go to aSpain
, for I hope to see you in passing and be bsent
forward there by you, if first I am cfilled
, at least
in part, by your company.
The communication between the Gentile and Jewish saints
now I am agoing
to Jerusalem, 1bministering
to the saints.
have been pleased to make some 1contribution
for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.
they were pleased to do it,
and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have shared in their aspiritual
things, they ought also to 1do
service to them in material things.
therefore I have finished this and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by way of you to aSpain
I know that when I come to you, I will acome
in the 1fullness
of the blessing of Christ.
you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the blove
of the Spirit, to cstrive
together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that
for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,
that coming to you in joy through the awill
of God, I may brefresh
myself and rest with you.
of peace be with you all. Amen.