Romans Chapter 15

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The weaker brother (continued)
  1. Now, we (the strong) ought to bear with the weaknesses of the weak and not to please ourselves.
  2. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good for building him up.
  3. For even the Anointed didn’t please Himself, but just as it was – and is – written: “The slander of the men who slandered you fell on Me.” (1)quotation/allusion Psalm 69:9
  4. For whatever was previously written, it was [all] written for our instruction, so through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.
  5. And may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind in one another according to Jesus the Anointed,
  6. so that single-mindedly and with one mouth, you might glorify the God and Father of our Anointed Lord Jesus.
  7. Therefore, accept one another just as the Anointed also accepted you, to the glory of God.
The work of the Anointed
  1. For I say that the Anointed has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth in God, in order to confirm the promise to the fathers.
  2. and to the gentiles for the sake of mercy, to glorify God.  Just as it was – and is – written: “Because of this, I will confess praise to you among the gentiles, and I will sing of your name.”(2)quotation/allusion to 2 Samuel 22:50 and Psalm 18:49
  3. And again it says: “Gentiles, be merry with His people.”(3)quotation/allusion to Deuteronomy 32:43
  4. And again: “Praise the Lord All you gentiles; and exalt Him all peoples.”(4)quotation/allusion to Psalm 117:1
  5. And again, Isaiah says: “There will be the root of Jesse; and the One who arises to rule over the gentiles, and in Him gentiles will hope.”(5)quotation/allusion to Isaiah 11:10
  6. And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace among you to believe, for you to overflow in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  7. And my brothers, I myself was – and am – convinced concerning you, that you yourselves are full of goodness; having been – and being – filled with all knowledge and being able to admonish one another.
  8. And I wrote to you more boldly, in part reminding you because of the grace which was given to me by God,
  9. for me to be a minister of Jesus the Anointed to the gentiles, ministering as a priest of the gospel of God, so the offering of the gentiles might become acceptable; having been – and being – made holy by the Holy Spirit.
  10. Therefore in Jesus the Anointed, I have a reason for boasting of things pertaining to God.
  11. For I won’t dare to speak of anything that the Anointed didn’t accomplished through me for the obedience of the gentiles in word and deed,
  12. by the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit [of God], in order to fulfill the proclamation of the Anointed’s gospel from Jerusalem and around as far as Illyricum.
  13. And so I’m earnestly desiring to proclaim the gospel where the Anointed hasn’t been named, so I won’t build on another man’s foundation.
  14. But just as it was – and is – written: “They will see Him about whom it wasn’t reported, and men who didn’t – and don’t – hear will understand.”(6)quotation/allusion to Isaiah 52:15
  15. And because of which, I’ve often been hindered from coming to you.
Paul’s travel plans
  1. But now – no longer having a place in these regions and having a yearning to come to you for many years –
  2. I hope to see you while passing through when I travel into Spain; and to be equipped by you there, so I might be satisfied by your company first.
  3. But now I travel to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints.
  4. For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution to the poor saints in Jerusalem.
  5. For, they were pleased and they are debtors of them.  For if they shared their spiritual things with the gentiles, they ought to minister to them in earthly things also.
  6. Therefore, after accomplishing this and sealing this fruit to them, I will depart through you into Spain.
  7. And I did – and do – know that in coming to you, I will come in the fullness of the Anointed’s blessing.
  8. And brothers, I urge you now because of our Anointed Lord Jesus and because of the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in prayers to God for me,
  9. so I might be delivered from the men in Judea who refuse to believe, and so my service in Jerusalem might be acceptable to the saints,
  10. so that coming to you with joy through the will of God, I might be refreshed in spirit with you.
  11. And the God of peace be with you all.  Amen.

 

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