Romans 15:14-33 World English Bible

14  I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers [1], that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others. 15  But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God, 16  that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17  I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God. 18  For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, 19  in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God’s Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the Good News of Christ; 20  yes, making it my aim to preach the Good News, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another’s foundation. 21  But, as it is written,

“They will see, to whom no news of him came.
They who haven’t heard will understand.” [2]

Paul Plans to Visit Rome

22  Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you, 23  but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you, 24  whenever I journey to Spain, I will come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while. 25  But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints. 26  For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem. 27  Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things. 28  When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by way of you to Spain. 29  I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the Good News of Christ.

30  Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, 31  that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints; 32  that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest. 33  Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.


Footnotes

[1] 15:14 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”

[2] 15:21 Isaiah 52:15

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