15 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.2 Each of us is to please his neighbor [a]for his good, to his edification.3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”4 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.5 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,6 so that with one accord you may with one [c]voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted [d]us to the glory of God.8 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,9 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 comethe 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 myoffering 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;
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