then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities
of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for
his good to edification.
15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it
is written, The reproaches of them that reproached
thee fell on me.
15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the scriptures might have
15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant
you to be likeminded one toward another according to
15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify
God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ
also received us to the glory of God.
15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of
the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm
the promises made unto the fathers:
15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his
mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will
confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto
15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with
15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles;
and laud him, all ye people.
15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root
of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the
Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and
peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.
15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my
brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled
with all knowledge, able also to admonish one
15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the
more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in
mind, because of the grace that is given to me of
15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ
to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that
the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable,
being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through
Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those
things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make
the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power
of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and
round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached
the gospel of Christ.
15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel,
not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon
another man's foundation:
15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not
spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not
heard shall understand.
15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered
from coming to you.
15:23 But now having no more place in these parts,
and having a great desire these many years to come
15:24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I
will come to you: for I trust to see you in my
journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by
you, if first I be somewhat filled with your
15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto
15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and
Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor
saints which are at Jerusalem.
15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors
they are. For if the Gentiles have been made
partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is
also to minister unto them in carnal things.
15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have
sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into
15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I
shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the
gospel of Christ.
15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord
Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit,
that ye strive together with me in your prayers to
God for me;
15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not
believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have
for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will
of God, and may with you be refreshed.
15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
The Book of Romans, Verses of Chapter 15