The strong must bear with the weak.
Romans 15:1 We whiche are strong, ought to beare the fraylnes of them whiche are weake, and not to stande in our owne conceptes.
We may not please ourselves,
Romans 15:2 Let euery man please his neyghboure vnto his wealth and edifiynge.
for Christ did not so,
Romans 15:3 For Christe pleased not hym selfe, but as it is writen: The rebukes of them whiche rebuke the, fell on me. Romans 15:4 Whatsoeuer thynges are wrytten afore tyme, are wrytten for oure learnyng, that we thorowe pacyence and comforte of the scrypture myght haue hope. Romans 15:5 The God of pacience and consolatyon, geue vnto euery one of you, that ye be lyke mynded one towardes another after the ensample of Christe Iesu, Romans 15:6 that ye all agreynge together, maye with one mouthe prayse God the father of oure Lorde Iesus,
but receive one the other, as Christ did us all,
Romans 15:7 Wherfore receyue ye on another, as Christe receyued vs, to the prayse of God.
Romans 15:8 And I saye that Iesu Christ was a mynyster of the circumcysyon for the trueth of God is to confyrme the promyses made vnto the fathers.
Romans 15:9 And let the Gentyles prayse God for hys mercye, as it is written: For thys cause I wyll prayse the amonge the Gentyles, & sing in thy name. Romans 15:10 And agayne he sayth: reioyse ye Gentyles with his people. Romans 15:11 And agayn. Prayse the Lorde all ye gentyles, and laude hym all nacyons. Romans 15:12 And in another place Esayas saith: there shalbe the rote of Iesse, and he that shall ryse to reygne ouer the Gentyles: in hym shal the Gentyles truste. Romans 15:13 The God of hope fil you with all ioye, and peace in beleuynge, that ye maye be ryche in hope thorowe the power of the holye ghoste. Romans 15:14 I my selfe am full certifyed of you my brethren. that ye your selues are full of goodnes and fylled with all knoweledge, and are able to exhorte one another.
Paul excuseth his writing,
Romans 15:15 Neuerthelesse brethren I haue some what boldelye wrytten vnto you, as one that putteth you in remembraunce thorowe the grace that is geuen me of God, Romans 15:16 that I should be the minister of Iesu Christe amonge the Gentyles, and should minister þe glad tydynges of God, that þe gentils myghte be an acceptable offerynge, sanctifyed by the holye ghoste. Romans 15:17 I haue therfore where of I maye reioyce in Christe Iesu, in those thynges which partayne to God. Romans 15:18 For I dare not speake of anye of those thynges whiche Christe hath not wrought by me, to make the gentyls obedient, with worde and dede, Romans 15:19 in myghty sygnes and wonders, by the power of the spirite of God: so that from Hierusalem and the coastes rounde about vnto Illiricum, I haue fylled al countreys with the glad tydynges of Christe. Romans 15:20 So haue I enforced my selfe to preache the Gospell, not where Christe was named, leste I shoulde haue buylt on another mannes foundacyon: Romans 15:21 but as it is wrytten: To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see, and they þt heard not, shall vnderstande. Romans 15:22 For thys cause I haue ben ofte let to come vnto you: Romans 15:23 but nowe seyng I haue no more to do in these countreys, & also haue ben desyrous manye yeares to come vnto you, Romans 15:24 when I shall take my iorneye into Spayne, I wyll come to you. I truste to set you in my iourneye, and to be broughte on my way thytherwarde by you after that I haue somwhat enioyed you. Romans 15:25 Now go I vnto Hierusalem, and ministre vnto the saynctes. Romans 15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certayne distribution vpon the pore saynctes, whiche are at Hierusalem. Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verely, and theyr detters are they. For yf the gentyles be made partakers of theyr spirituall thynges, theyr dutye is to ministre vnto them in carnall thynges.
and promiseth to see them,
Romans 15:28 When I haue perfourmed thys, and haue broughte them thys frute sealed. I wyll come backe agayne by you into Spayne. Romans 15:29 And I am sure when I come, that I shall come with aboundaunce of the blessinge of the Gospell of Christe.
and requesteth their prayers.
Romans 15:30 I beseche you brethren for oure Lorde Iesus Christes sake, and for the loue of the spyryte, that ye healpe me in my busynes, with your prayers to God for me, Romans 15:31 that I maye be delyuered from them whiche beleue not in Iewry, and that thys my seruyce, whiche I haue to Hierusalem, maye be accepted of the saynctes, Romans 15:32 that I maye come vnto you wyth ioye, by the wyll of God, and maye with you be refreshed. Romans 15:33 The God of peace be with you. Amen.