Romans 15Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Be Pleasing Your Neighbor. For Even Christ Didn’t Please Himself, As It Is Written
2 Let each of us be pleasing his neighbor for good, toward [his] edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself, but just as it has been written [in Ps 69:9]: “The reproaches of the ones reproaching You fell upon Me”.
For Scripture Was Written To Give Us Hope As We Endure In This
4 For all that was written-before was written for our instruction, in order that we might have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures.
May God Help You All To Think The Same Thing, To His Glory
5 Now may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to be thinking the same[c] thing among one another according-to[d] Christ Jesus, 6 in order that with-one-accord you may with one mouth be glorifying the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore Accept One Another As Christ Has Accepted You, Both Jew And Gentile
7 Therefore, be accepting one-another, just as Christ also accepted you— for the glory of God. 8 For I say that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God, so that He might confirm the promises of [e] the fathers, 9 and the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy just as it has been written: “For this reason I will praise You among the Gentiles and I will sing-praise to Your name” [Ps 18:49]. 10 And again he says, “Celebrate, Gentiles, with His people” [Deut 32:43]. 11 And again, “All Gentiles, be praising the Lord, and let all the peoples praise Him” [Ps 117:1]. 12 And again Isaiah says, “There will be the root of Jesse, even the One rising-up to rule[f] the Gentiles. The Gentiles will put-their-hope upon Him” [Isa 11:10].
Peace And Joy To You All
13 Now may the God of [g] hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may be abounding in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Brothers, I Wrote To You As a Minister of Christ To The Gentiles, Serving The Gospel
14 Now I am convinced, my brothers— even I myself concerning you— that you yourselves also are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, being able also to admonish one another. 15 But I wrote more-boldly[h] to you, in part[i] as reminding you again, because of the grace having been given to me by God 16 so that I might be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, performing-priestly-service-for[j] the good-news of God in order that the offering of [k] the Gentiles might become acceptable[l], having been sanctified[m] by the Holy Spirit.
My Ministry of The Gospel To Gentiles Who Have Not Heard Is My Boast And My Ambition
17 I then have this boasting[n] in Christ Jesus as to the things pertaining to God— 18 for I will not dare[o] to speak anything of things which Christ did not accomplish through me in word and deed for[p] the obedience of the Gentiles, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God— so-that from Jerusalem and around as far as Illyricum[q] I have completed[r] the good-news of Christ, 20 and was thus being ambitious[s] to be announcing-the-good-news where Christ was not named in order that I might not be building upon a foundation belonging-to-another, 21 but just as it has been written [in Isa 52:15]: “Ones to whom it was not declared concerning Him will see, and they who have not heard will understand”.
Pursuing This Ministry, I Hope To Come To You On The Way To Spain
22 Therefore indeed I was hindered as to many[t] things from coming to you. 23 But now no longer having a place in these regions, and having a yearning for many years that I should come to you 24 whenever I am proceeding into Spain[u]— for I hope, while proceeding-through, to see you and to be sent-forward there by you, if I may first be filled in part with your company.
But First I Am Going To Jerusalem, Taking a Contribution To The Poor Saints There
25 But now I am proceeding to Jerusalem, serving the saints. 26 For Macedonia[v] and Achaia were well-pleased to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. 27 For they were well-pleased, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted also to minister[w] to them in fleshly things. 28 Having then completed this, and having sealed[x] this fruit to them, I will go through you into Spain. 29 And I know that while coming to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
Pray For Me, Brothers
30 Now I appeal-to you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of [y] the Spirit, to struggle-with[z] me in your prayers to God for me— 31 that I may be delivered from the ones disobeying in Judea, and that my service[aa] for Jerusalem may prove-to-be acceptable to the saints, 32 in order that having come in joy to you by the will of God, I may rest-up-with you. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all, amen.
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