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15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
15:2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
15:3 For Christ also didn`t please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."
15:7 Therefore receive one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.
15:8 Now I say that Christ has been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers,
15:9 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."
15:10 Again he says, "Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people."
15:11 Again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Let all the peoples praise him."
15:17 I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.
15:18 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,
15:20 yes, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another man`s foundation.
15:21 But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven`t heard will understand."
15:22 Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you,
15:23 but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you,
15:24 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.
15:25 But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints.
15:26 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.
15:27 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.
15:28 When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by you to Spain.
15:29 I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
15:30 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,
15:31 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;
15:32 that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.
15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.