Romans 15:1-13 World English Bible

15 1  Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2  Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up. 3  For even Christ didn’t please himself. But, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” [1] 4  For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

5  Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus, 6  that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel to the Gentiles

7  Therefore accept one another, even as Christ also accepted you, [2] to the glory of God. 8  Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers, 9  and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.” [3] 10  Again he says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.” [4] 11  Again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Let all the peoples praise him.” [5] 12  Again, Isaiah says,

“There will be the root of Jesse,
he who arises to rule over the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles will hope.” [6]

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


[1] 15:3 Psalm 69:9

[2] 15:7 TR reads “us” instead of “you”

[3] 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49

[4] 15:10 Deuteronomy 32:43

[5] 15:11 Psalm 117:1

[6] 15:12 Isaiah 11:10

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