1 Therefore 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 neighbour, for his good, to edification. 3 For Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee, fell upon me. 4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our instruction, that we, through patience and consolation of the scriptures, may have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation give you to think the same thing, according to Christ Jesus, 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also hath received you, to the glory of God. 8 Now I say, Christ Jesus was a servant of the circumcision, for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers: 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy, as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud him, all ye people.
12 And again Isaiah faith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and one arising to rule over the Gentiles: in him shall the Gentiles hope.
13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye likewise are full of goodness, being filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another. 15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly to you, in part, as putting you in mind, because of the grace which is given to me of God, 16 That I should be the servant of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministring the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles may be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 17 I have therefore whereof to glory, through Jesus Christ, in the things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not dare to speak of any thing which Christ hath not done by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, 19 by the power of the Spirit, so that I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ, from Jerusalem round about, as far as Illyricum. 20 But I have striven, so to preach the gospel, not where Christ had been named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation. 21 But as it is written, They to whom he was not spoken of shall see; and they that have not heard, shall understand.
22 Therefore I have been long hindered from coming to you. 23 But now having no longer place in these parts, and having had a great desire for many years to come to you, Whenever I go into Spain, I will come to you; 24 for I hope to see you as I pass by, and to be brought forward by you in my way thither, if first I may be somewhat satisfied with your company. 25 But I am now going to Jerusalem, serving the saints. For it hath 26 pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a collection for the poor of the saints that are in Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have partook of their spiritual things, they ought to minister to them in carnal things. 28 When therefore I have performed this, and sealed to them this fruit, I will go by you into Spain. 29 And I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
30 Now I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me, 31 in your prayers to God for me, That I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service at Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints: 32 That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you. 33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen!