1 Then we who are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good, to building up. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me." 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 And may the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded toward one another according to Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one mind and one mouth you may glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore receive one another as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. 8 And I say, Jesus Christ has become a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, 9 and that the nations might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written, "For this cause I will confess to You in the nations, and I will praise Your name."
10 And again He says, "Rejoice, O nations, with His people." 11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all the nations, and praise Him, all the peoples."
12 And again Isaiah says, "There shall be a root of Jesse, and He who shall rise to reign over the nations, in Him shall the nations trust."
13 And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 15 But, brothers, I wrote to you boldly, as reminding you in part, because of the grace that is given to me by God, 16 that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the nations, ministering the gospel of God, so that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore I have boasting in Christ Jesus as to the things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ did not work out by me for the obedience of the nations in word and deed, 19 in power of miracles and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem, and all around to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. 20 Yea, so I have been eager to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation; 21 but as it is written, "To whom nothing was said about Him, they shall see. And they who have not heard shall understand."
22 For this cause I also have been greatly hindered from coming to you. 23 But now, having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you, 24 whenever I may go into Spain, I will come to you. For in traveling through I hope to see you, and to be set forward there by you, if first I may be filled of you in part. 25 But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. 26 For it has pleased those of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints in Jerusalem. 27 Truly it has pleased them, and they are their debtors. For if the nations have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in fleshly things. 28 Therefore when I have completed this, and have sealed this fruit to them, I will come by you into Spain. 29 And I am sure that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
30 But I exhort you, brothers, for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ and for 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 disbelieving in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted by the saints; 32 so that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed with you. 33 Now may the God of peace be with you all. Amen.