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Romans 15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Self-denial on Behalf of Others

15 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor [a]for his good, to his edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Now may the God [b]who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one [c]voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted [d]us to the glory of God. For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,

Therefore I will [e]give praise to You among the Gentiles,
And I will sing to Your name.”

10 Again he says,

Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people.”

11 And again,

Praise the Lord all you Gentiles,
And let all the peoples praise Him.”

12 Again Isaiah says,

There shall come the root of Jesse,
And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”

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

14 And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another. 15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me [f]from God, 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not presume to speak of anything [g]except what Christ has accomplished through me, [h]resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, 19 in the power of [i]signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have [j]fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation; 21 but as it is written,

They who had no news of Him shall see,
And they who have not heard shall understand.”

22 For this reason I have often been prevented from coming to you; 23 but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you 24 whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company [k]for a while— 25 but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the [l]saints. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the [m]saints in Jerusalem. 27 Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things. 28 Therefore, when I have finished this, and have [n]put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain. 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

30 Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, 31 that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the [o]saints; 32 so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 15:2 Lit for what is good to edification
  2. Romans 15:5 Lit of perseverance
  3. Romans 15:6 Lit mouth
  4. Romans 15:7 One early ms reads you
  5. Romans 15:9 Or confess
  6. Romans 15:15 One early ms reads by God
  7. Romans 15:18 Lit which Christ has not accomplished
  8. Romans 15:18 Lit to the obedience
  9. Romans 15:19 Or attesting miracles
  10. Romans 15:19 Lit fulfilled
  11. Romans 15:24 Lit in part
  12. Romans 15:25 Or holy ones
  13. Romans 15:26 V 25, note 1
  14. Romans 15:28 Lit sealed to them this fruit
  15. Romans 15:31 V 25, note 1
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Romans 15 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

15 And we ought -- we who are strong -- to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves;

for let each one of us please the neighbor for good, unto edification,

for even the Christ did not please himself, but, according as it hath been written, `The reproaches of those reproaching Thee fell upon me;'

for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we might have the hope.

And may the God of the endurance, and of the exhortation, give to you to have the same mind toward one another, according to Christ Jesus;

that with one accord -- with one mouth -- ye may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ;

wherefore receive ye one another, according as also the Christ did receive us, to the glory of God.

And I say Jesus Christ to have become a ministrant of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers,

and the nations for kindness to glorify God, according as it hath been written, `Because of this I will confess to Thee among nations, and to Thy name I will sing praise,'

10 and again it saith, `Rejoice ye nations, with His people;'

11 and again, `Praise the Lord, all ye nations; and laud Him, all ye peoples;'

12 and again, Isaiah saith, `There shall be the root of Jesse, and he who is rising to rule nations -- upon him shall nations hope;'

13 and the God of the hope shall fill you with all joy and peace in the believing, for your abounding in the hope in power of the Holy Spirit.

14 And I am persuaded, my brethren -- I myself also -- concerning you, that ye yourselves also are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge, able also one another to admonish;

15 and the more boldly I did write to you, brethren, in part, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me by God,

16 for my being a servant of Jesus Christ to the nations, acting as priest in the good news of God, that the offering up of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17 I have, then, a boasting in Christ Jesus, in the things pertaining to God,

18 for I will not dare to speak anything of the things that Christ did not work through me, to obedience of nations, by word and deed,

19 in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that I, from Jerusalem, and in a circle as far as Illyricum, have fully preached the good news of the Christ;

20 and so counting it honour to proclaim good news, not where Christ was named -- that upon another's foundation I might not build --

21 but according as it hath been written, `To whom it was not told concerning him, they shall see; and they who have not heard, shall understand.'

22 Wherefore, also, I was hindered many times from coming unto you,

23 and now, no longer having place in these parts, and having a longing to come unto you for many years,

24 when I may go on to Spain I will come unto you, for I hope in going through, to see you, and by you to be set forward thither, if of you first, in part, I shall be filled.

25 And, now, I go on to Jerusalem, ministering to the saints;

26 for it pleased Macedonia and Achaia well to make a certain contribution for the poor of the saints who [are] in Jerusalem;

27 for it pleased well, and their debtors they are, for if in their spiritual things the nations did participate, they ought also, in the fleshly things, to minister to them.

28 This, then, having finished, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will return through you, to Spain;

29 and I have known that coming unto you -- in the fulness of the blessing of the good news of Christ I shall come.

30 And I call upon you, brethren, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in the prayers for me unto God,

31 that I may be delivered from those not believing in Judea, and that my ministration, that [is] for Jerusalem, may become acceptable to the saints;

32 that in joy I may come unto you, through the will of God, and may be refreshed with you,

33 and the God of the peace [be] with you all. Amen.

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