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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Romans 15:1


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    King James Bible - Romans 15:1

    We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

    World English Bible

    Now we who are strong ought to
    bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

    Douay-Rheims - Romans 15:1

    NOW we that are stronger, ought to
    bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    We then that are strong ought to
    bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    οφειλομεν
    3784 5719 V-PAI-1P δε 1161 CONJ ημεις 2249 P-1NP οι 3588 T-NPM δυνατοι 1415 A-NPM τα 3588 T-APN ασθενηματα 771 N-APN των 3588 T-GPM αδυνατων 102 A-GPM βασταζειν 941 5721 V-PAN και 2532 CONJ μη 3361 PRT-N εαυτοις 1438 F-3DPM αρεσκειν 700 5721 V-PAN

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Ro 4:20 1Co 4:10 2Co 12:10 Eph 6:10 2Ti 2:1 1Jo 2:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:1

    ¶ Así que, los que somos ms firmes, debemos sobrellevar las flaquezas de los flacos, y no agradarnos a nosotros mismos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Romans 15:1

    Verse 1. We then that are
    strong] The sense of this verse is supposed to be the following: We, Gentile Christians, who perfectly understand the nature of our Gospel liberty, not only lawfully may, but are bound in duty to bear any inconveniences that may arise from the scruples of the weaker brethren, and to ease their consciences by prudently abstaining from such indifferent things as may offend and trouble them; and not take advantage from our superior knowledge to make them submit to our judgment.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. We then that are
    strong , etc..] Meaning not only ministers of the Gospel, who are men of strong parts, great abilities, mighty in the Scriptures, valiant for the truth on earth, and pillars in God's house; for though the apostle includes himself, yet not merely as such, but as expressing it to be his duty in common with other Christians; and the rather he does this, to engage them to the practice of it: but the stronger and more knowing part of private Christians are here intended; the Apostle John's young men, who are strong, in distinction from little children, or new born babes, that are at present weaklings; and from fathers who are on the decline of life, and just going off the stage; (see 1 John 2:12-14); when these young men are in the bloom and flower of a profession, in the prime of their judgment, and exercise of grace; who are strong in Christ, and not in themselves, in the grace that is in him, out of which they continually receive; who are strong in the grace of faith, and are established and settled in the doctrine of it; and have a large and extensive knowledge of the several truths of the Gospel; and, among the rest, of that of Christian liberty: ought to bear the infirmities of the weak ; of them that are weak in faith and knowledge, particularly in the knowledge of their freedom from Mosaical observances: their infirmities are partly their ignorance, mistakes, and errors, about things indifferent; which they consider and insist on, and would impose upon others, as necessary and obliging; and partly the peevishness and moroseness which they show, the hard words they give, and the rash judgment and rigid censures they pass on their brethren, that differ from them: such persons and their infirmities are to be borne with; they are not to be despised for their weakness; and if in the church, are not to be excluded for their mistakes; and if not members, are not to be refused on account of them; since they arise from weakness, and are not subversive of the fundamental doctrines of the Gospel: they are not to be treated as wicked men, but as weak brethren; and their peevish tempers, morose dispositions and conduct, their hard speeches and censorious expressions, are patiently to be endured; they should be considered as from whence they arise, not from malice and ill will, from a malignant spirit, but from weakness and misguided zeal, for what they take to be in force, when it is abolished: moreover, they are to be complied with in cases not sinful, as the apostle did in circumcising Timothy, ( Acts 16:3), and purifying himself according to the law, ( Acts 21:26); and so to the weak he became weak, to gain some, ( 1 Corinthians 9:22), and therefore could urge this exhortation by his own example with greater force; and which he represents, not only as what would be honourable, and a point of good nature, and as doing a kind action, but as what ought to be; what the law of love obliges to, and what the grace of love, which bears all things, ( 1 Corinthians 13:7), constrains unto; and which indeed if not done, they that are strong do not answer one end of their having that spiritual strength they have; and it is but complying with the golden rule of Christ, to do as we would be done by, ( Matthew 7:12 Luke 6:31): and not please ourselves : either entertain pleasing thoughts of, and make pleasing reflections on their stronger faith, greater degree of knowledge, superior light and understanding; which being indulged, are apt to excite and encourage spiritual pride and vanity, and generally issue in the contempt of weaker brethren; nor do those things, which are pleasing and grateful to themselves, to the offence and detriment of others; for instance, and which is what the apostle has reference to, to gratify their appetite, by eating such meat as is forbidden by the law of Moses, to the grieving of the weak brethren, wounding their consciences, and destroying their peace; these things should not be done; stronger Christians should deny themselves the use of their Christian liberty in things indifferent, when they cannot make use of it without offence.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 -
    Christian liberty was allowed, not for our pleasure, but for the glor of God, and the good of others. We must please our neighbour, for the good of his soul; not by serving his wicked will, and humouring him in a sinful way; if we thus seek to please men, we are not the servants of Christ. Christ's whole life was a self-denying, self-displeasing life And he is the most advanced Christian, who is the most conformed to Christ. Considering his spotless purity and holiness, nothing could be more contrary to him, than to be made sin and a curse for us, and to have the reproaches of God fall upon him; the just for the unjust. He bore the guilt of sin, and the curse for it; we are only called to bea a little of the trouble of it. He bore the presumptuous sins of the wicked; we are called only to bear the failings of the weak. And shoul not we be humble, self-denying, and ready to consider one another, wh are members one of another? The Scriptures are written for our use an benefit, as much as for those to whom they were first given. Those ar most learned who are most mighty in the Scriptures. That comfort whic springs from the word of God, is the surest and sweetest, and the greatest stay to hope. The Spirit as a Comforter, is the earnest of ou inheritance. This like-mindedness must be according to the precept of Christ, according to his pattern and example. It is the gift of God and a precious gift it is, for which we must earnestly seek unto him Our Divine Master invites his disciples, and encourages them by showin himself as meek and lowly in spirit. The same disposition ought to mar the conduct of his servants, especially of the strong towards the weak The great end in all our actions must be, that God may be glorified nothing more forwards this, than the mutual love and kindness of thos who profess religion. Those that agree in Christ may well agree amon themselves.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    οφειλομεν
    3784 5719 V-PAI-1P δε 1161 CONJ ημεις 2249 P-1NP οι 3588 T-NPM δυνατοι 1415 A-NPM τα 3588 T-APN ασθενηματα 771 N-APN των 3588 T-GPM αδυνατων 102 A-GPM βασταζειν 941 5721 V-PAN και 2532 CONJ μη 3361 PRT-N εαυτοις 1438 F-3DPM αρεσκειν 700 5721 V-PAN

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1.
    Infirmities (asqenhmata) Only here in the New Testament.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    15:1 {We the
    strong} (hemeis hoi dunatoi). Paul identifies himself with this wing in the controversy. He means the morally strong as in #2Co 12:10; 13:9, not the mighty as in #1Co 1:26. {The infirmities} (ta asthenmata). "The weaknesses" (cf. asthen"n in #14:1,2), the scruples "of the not strong" (t"n adunat"n). See #Ac 14:8 where it is used of the man weak in his feet (impotent). {To bear} (bastazein). As in #Ga 6:2, common in the figurative sense. {Not to please ourselves} (m heautois areskein). Precisely Paul's picture of his own conduct in #1Co 10:33.


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