True Saints fellowship one another—Paul recounts his diligence in preaching the gospel—The gifts of the Spirit are poured out upon the Gentiles.
1 We then that are strong ought to abear the infirmities of the bweak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Let every one of us please his aneighbour for his good to bedification.
3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The areproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
4 For whatsoever things were awritten aforetime were bwritten for our clearning, that we through dpatience and comfort of the escriptures might have fhope.
5 Now the God of patience and aconsolation grant you to be blikeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the aFather of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the acircumcision for the truth of God, to bconfirm the cpromises made unto the fathers:
9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his amercy; as it is written, For this cause I will bconfess to thee among the cGentiles, and sing unto thy name.
10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye aGentiles, with his people.
11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
12 And again, aEsaias saith, There shall be a root of bJesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and apeace in believing, that ye may abound in bhope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all aknowledge, able also to badmonish one another.
15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in asome sort, as putting you in mind, because of the bgrace that is given to me of God,
16 That I should be the aminister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the boffering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being csanctified by the Holy Ghost.
17 I have therefore whereof I may aglory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
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,
19 Through mighty asigns and wonders, by the power of the bSpirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s afoundation:
21 But as it is written, To whom he was not aspoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
22 For which cause also I have been much ahindered from coming to you.
23 But now having no more aplace in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
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 company.
25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain acontribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their aspiritual things, their bduty is also to minister unto them in ccarnal things.
28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this afruit, I will come by you into Spain.
29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the afulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
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;
31 That I may be delivered from them that ado not believe in Judæa; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be arefreshed.
33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.