13 May the God of hope fill you with all (A)joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Paul the Minister to the Gentiles

14 (B)I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers,[a] that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with (C)all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, (D)because of the grace given me by God 16 to be (E)a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles (F)in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that (G)the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have (H)reason to be proud of (I)my work for God. 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except (J)what Christ has accomplished through me (K)to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19 (L)by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that (M)from Jerusalem and all the way around (N)to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ; 20 and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, (O)lest I build on someone else's foundation, 21 but as it is written,

(P)“Those who have never been told of him will see,
    and those who have never heard will understand.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 15:14 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 30

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