Self-denial in behalf of Others

15 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of (A)those without strength, and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to (B)please his neighbor [a]for his good, to his (C)edification. For even (D)Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written: “(E)The taunts of those who taunt You have fallen on Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 15:2 Lit for what is good to edification

For through (A)the grace given to me I say to everyone among you (B)not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to (C)each a measure of faith. For (D)just as we have many parts in one body and all [a]the body’s parts do not have the same function, so we, (E)who are many, are (F)one body in Christ, and individually parts of one another. However, since we have gifts that (G)differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them properly: if (H)prophecy, [b]in proportion to one’s faith; if [c](I)service, in the act of serving; or the one who (J)teaches, in the act of teaching; or the one who [d](K)exhorts, in the work of [e]exhortation; the one who gives, with [f](L)generosity; (M)the one who [g]is in leadership, with diligence; the one who shows mercy, with (N)cheerfulness.

[h](O)Love must be free of hypocrisy. (P)Detest what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be (Q)devoted to one another in brotherly love; [i]give preference to one another (R)in honor, 11 not lagging behind in diligence, (S)fervent in spirit, (T)serving the Lord; 12 (U)rejoicing in hope, (V)persevering in tribulation, (W)devoted to prayer, 13 (X)contributing to the needs of the [j]saints, [k](Y)practicing hospitality.

14 (Z)Bless those who persecute [l]you; bless and do not curse. 15 (AA)Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 (AB)Be of the same mind toward one another; (AC)do not be [m]haughty in mind, but [n]associate with the lowly. (AD)Do not be wise in your own estimation.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:4 Lit the parts
  2. Romans 12:6 Or in agreement with the faith
  3. Romans 12:7 Or office of service
  4. Romans 12:8 Or encourages
  5. Romans 12:8 Or encouragement
  6. Romans 12:8 Or sincere concern
  7. Romans 12:8 Or provides care
  8. Romans 12:9 Or Love has no
  9. Romans 12:10 Or outdo one another in showing honor
  10. Romans 12:13 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  11. Romans 12:13 Lit pursuing
  12. Romans 12:14 Two early mss do not contain you
  13. Romans 12:16 Or arrogant
  14. Romans 12:16 Or accommodate yourself to lowly things