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Romans 15

The strong must bear with the weak.

Romans 15:1 We that are stronge ought to beare ye fraylnesse of them which are weake, and not to stonde in oure awne consaytes.

We may not please ourselves,

Romans 15:2 Let euery one of vs ordre himselfe so, that he please his neghboure vnto his welth, and edifienge:

for Christ did not so,

Romans 15:3 For Christ pleased not himselfe, but as it is wrytten: The rebukes of them which rebuked the, are fallen vpon me. Romans 15:4 What so euer thinges are wrytte afore tyme, are wrytten for oure learnynge, that we thorow pacience and comforte off the scriptures, might haue hope. Romans 15:5 The God of pacience and consolacion graunte you to be like mynded one towarde another, acordinge vnto Iesu Christ, Romans 15:6 that ye beynge of one mynde, maye wt one mouth prayse God the father of oure LORDE Iesu Christ.

but receive one the other, as Christ did us all,

Romans 15:7 Wherfore receaue ye one another, as Christ hath receaued you to the prayse off God.

both Jews

Romans 15:8 But I saye that Christ Iesus was a mynister of the circumcision for the trueth of God, to cofirme the promyses made vnto the fathers,

and Gentiles.

Romans 15:9 and that the Heythen mighte prayse God because of mercy, as it is wrytten: For this cause wyl I prayse the amoge the Getyles, and synge vnto thy name. Romans 15:10 And agayne he sayeth: Reioyse ye Heythen with his people. Romans 15:11 And agayne: Prayse the LORDE all ye Gentiles, and laude him all ye nacios. Romans 15:12 And agayne Esay sayeth: There shalbe the rote of Iesse, and he that shal ryse to rule the Gentyles, in him shal the Gentyles trust. Romans 15:13 The God off hope fyll you wt all ioye and peace in beleuynge, yt ye maye be plenteous in hope thorow ye power of the holy goost. Romans 15:14 I my selfe am full certified of you (my brethren) that ye youre selues are full of goodnes, fylled with all knowlege, so that ye are able to exhorte one another.

Paul excuseth his writing,

Romans 15:15 Neuertheles (brethre) I haue somwhat more boldly wrytten vnto you, as one that putteth you in remembraunce, for the grace that is geue me of God, Romans 15:16 that I shulde be a mynister of Iesu Christ amonge the Heythen, to declare the gospell of God, that the Heythen mighte be an acceptable offerynge vnto God, sanctified by the holy goost. Romans 15:17 Therfore maye I boost myselfe thorow Iesu Christ, that I medle with thinges perteyninge vnto God. Romans 15:18 For I durst not speake ought, excepte Christ had wroughte the same by me, to make the Heythen obediet thorow worde and dede, Romans 15:19 thorow the power of tokens and wonders, and thorow the power of the sprete of God, so that from Ierusale, and roude aboute vnto Illyricon, I haue fylled all with the Gospell of Christ. Romans 15:20 So haue I enforced myselfe to preach ye Gospell, not where Christes name was knowne, lest I shulde buylde on another mans foundacion, Romans 15:21 but as it is wrytten: To whom he was not spoken of, they shal se: and they that haue not herde, shal vnderstonde. Romans 15:22 This is also the cause, wherfore I haue bene oft tymes let to come vnto you. Romans 15:23 But now syth I haue nomore place in these countrees, hauynge yet a desyre many yeares sence to come vnto you, Romans 15:24 whan I shal take my iourney in to Spayne, I wil come to you: for I trust that I shal passe yt waye and se you, and to be broughte on my waye thitherwarde by you: but so, that I first refresh my selfe a litle with you. Romans 15:25 But now go I to Ierusalem, to mynister vnto the sayntes. Romans 15:26 For they of Macedonia and Achaia haue wyllingly prepared a commen colleccion together, for the poore sayntes at Ierusalem. Romans 15:27 They haue done it wyllingly, and their detters are they. For yf ye Heythen be made partakers off their spiritual thinges, their dutye is to mynister vnto the in bodely thinges.

and promiseth to see them,

Romans 15:28 Now whan I haue perfourmed this, and haue broughte the this frute sealed, I wil take my iourney by you in to Spayne. Romans 15:29 But I am sure whan I come vnto you, that I shal come with ye full blessynge of the Gospell of Christ.

and requesteth their prayers.

Romans 15:30 I beseke you brethren thorow oure LORDE Iesu Christ, and thorow the loue of the sprete, yt ye helpe me in my busynes with youre prayers vnto God for me, Romans 15:31 that I maye be delyuered from the vnbeleuers in Iewrye and that this my seruyce which I do to Ierusalem, maye be accepted of the sayntes, Romans 15:32 yt I maye come vnto you with ioye by ye wyll of God, and refreshe my selfe with you. Romans 15:33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

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