1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The strong must bear with the weak. 2 We may not please ourselves, 3 for Christ did not so, 7 but receive one the other, as Christ did us all, 8 both Jews 9 and Gentiles. 15 Paul excuseth his writing, 28 and promiseth to see them, 30 and requesteth their prayers.
15:1 ¶ We are bound, however, we, who are strong, the weakness of them who are not strong to be bearing, and not, unto ourselves, to give pleasure.
15:2 Let, each one of us, unto his neighbour give pleasurefor what is good unto upbuilding;
15:3 For, even the Christ, not unto himself gave pleasure, but, even as it is writtenThe reproaches of them that we reproaching thee, fell upon me:
15:4 Whatsoever things, in fact, were written aforetime, [all] for our own instruction were written,in order that, through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have their hope.
15:5 ¶ Now may, the God of the endurance and of the encouragement, give you, the same thing, to be regarding amongst one another, according to Christ Jesus;
15:6 In order that, with one accord, with one mouth, ye maybe glorifying the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:7 ¶ Wherefore receive ye one another, even as, Christ also, hath received us unto the glory of God:
15:8 For I affirm Christ to have become a minister of circumcision in behalf of the truth of God,to confirm the promises of the fathers,
15:9 And that, the nations, for mercy should glorify God:even as it is writtenFor this cause, will I openly confess unto thee among nations, and, unto thy name, will strike the strings;
15:10 And again he saithBe glad ye nations with his people;
15:11 And again,Be giving praise all ye nations unto the Lord, and let all the peoples repeat his praise;
15:12 And, again, Isaiah, saithThere shall be the root of Jesse, and he that ariseth to rule nations,upon, him, shall nations hope.
15:13 ¶ Now, the God of the hope, fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that ye may surpass in the hope, in the power of Holy Spirit.
15:14 ¶ But I am persuaded my brethren,even, I myself, concerning you: that, ye yourselves, also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also, unto one another, to be ministering admonition:
15:15 Howbeit, the more boldly, have I written unto you,in some measure, as bringing it back to your minds,by reason of the favour given unto me from God,
15:16 That I should be a public minister of Christ Jesus unto the nations, doing priestly service with the glad-message of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might prove to be acceptable, being hallowed in Holy Spirit:
15:17 ¶ I have, therefore, [my] boasting in Christ Jesus in the things pertaining to God,
15:18 For I wilt not dare to speak anything save of the things which Christ hath wrought out for himself through me for the obedience of nations,by word and deed,
15:19 By the power of signs and wonders, by the power of [Holy Spirit]; so that I, from Jerusalem and in a circuit as far as Illyricum, have fulfilled the glad-message of the Christ,
15:20 Although, thus,as ambitious to be announcing the glad-messagenot where Christ had been named, lest, upon another's foundation, I should be building;
15:21 But, even as it is writtenThey shall see unto whom had been announced no tidings concerning him, and, they who had not heard, shall understand.
15:22 ¶ Wherefore, also, I have been hindered these many times from coming unto you;
15:23 But, now, no longer having place in these regions, and having had, a longing, to come unto you a good many years,
15:24 As soon as I am journey to Spain,I am hoping, in fact, when journeying through to get sight of you, and by you to be set forward thither,if, with your company, I have first in some measure been satisfied.
15:25 But, now, I am journeying unto Jerusalem, ministering unto the saints;
15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia have been well-pleased to make a certain fellowship for the destitute of the saints who are in Jerusalem,
15:27 They have been well-pleased, indeed,and, their debtors, they are; for, if, with their spiritual things the nations have come into fellowship, they are bound also with their own carnal things to minister publicly unto them.
15:28 This, then, having completed, and sealed unto them this fruit, I will come back by you unto Spain:
15:29 And know that, when I come unto you, in the fullness of the blessing of Christ, I shall come.
15:30 ¶ I beseech you, moreover, [brethren], through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers on my behalf unto God,
15:31 In order that I may be delivered from them who do not yield in Judaea, and, my ministry which is unto Jerusalem, may prove to be acceptable unto the saints;
15:32 In order that, with joy coming unto you through God's will, I may together with you find rest.
15:33 Now, the God of peace, be with you all. Amen.
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