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Romans 15 - Lighthouse Bible 2006

1. We then who are strong ought to bear with the concerns of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

2. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good and edification.

3. For even Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.

4. For whatever things were written in former times were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

5. Now may the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded towards one another according to Christ Jesus:

6. That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7. Therefore receive one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

8. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers:

9. And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this reason I will confess you among the Gentiles, and sing unto your name.

10. And again he says, Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.

11. And again, Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; and extol him, all you people.

12. And again, Isaiah says, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

13. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul the Minister to the Gentiles

14. And I myself also am persuaded about you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to instruct one another.

15. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly to you in part, as calling you to remembrance, because of the grace that is given to me by God,

16. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17. I have therefore something of which I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

18. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not done through me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

19. Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

20. Yea, so have I earnestly desired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:

21. But as it is written, Those to whom he was not spoken of, shall see: and those who have not heard shall understand.

22. For which reason also I have been greatly hindered from coming to you.

Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome

23. But now having no more room to labor in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you;

24. Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way there by you, if first I am somewhat filled with your company.

25. But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.

26. For it has pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

27. It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in fleshly things.

28. When therefore I have performed this, and have secured to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

29. And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

30. Now I plead with you, fellow believers, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

31. That I may be delivered from those who do not believe in Judea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted by the saints;

32. That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you.

33. Now may the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

The Lighthouse Bible

David A. Plaisted (Standard Copyright License)