For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[a](A) on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises(B) made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles(C) might glorify God(D) for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”[b](E)

10 Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[c](F)

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
    let all the peoples extol him.”[d](G)

12 And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse(H) will spring up,
    one who will arise to rule over the nations;
    in him the Gentiles will hope.”[e](I)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 15:8 Greek circumcision
  2. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
  3. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
  4. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
  5. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)

The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household(A) to the land(B) I will show you.(C)

“I will make you into a great nation,(D)
    and I will bless you;(E)
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.[a](F)
I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;(G)
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.(H)[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 12:2 Or be seen as blessed
  2. Genesis 12:3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)

The Mountain of the Lord(A)

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:(B)

In the last days(C)

the mountain(D) of the Lord’s temple will be established
    as the highest of the mountains;(E)
it will be exalted(F) above the hills,
    and all nations will stream to it.(G)

Many peoples(H) will come and say,

“Come, let us go(I) up to the mountain(J) of the Lord,
    to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
    so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law(K) will go out from Zion,
    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.(L)
He will judge(M) between the nations
    and will settle disputes(N) for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(O)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,(P)
    nor will they train for war anymore.

Come, descendants of Jacob,(Q)
    let us walk in the light(R) of the Lord.

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