The strong must bear with the weak.
Romans 15:1 We which are stronge ought to beare the fraylnes of them which are weake and not to stonde in oure awne cosaytes.
We may not please ourselves,
Romans 15:2 Let every man please his neghbour vnto his welth and edyfyinge.
for Christ did not so,
Romans 15:3 For Christ pleased not him selfe: but as it is written. The rebukes of the which rebuked the fell one me. Romans 15:4 Whatsoever thinges are written afore tyme are written for oure learnynge that we thorow pacience and comforte of the scripture myght have hope. Romans 15:5 The God of pacience and consolacion geve vnto every one of you that ye be lyke mynded one towardes another after the insample of Christ: Romans 15:6 that ye all agreynge together maye with one mouth prayse God the father of oure Lorde Iesus.
but receive one the other, as Christ did us all,
Romans 15:7 Wherfore receave ye one another as Christ receaved vs to the prayse of God.
Romans 15:8 And I saye that Iesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the trueth of god to conferme the promyses made vnto the fathers.
Romans 15:9 And let the gentyls prayse god for his mercy as it is written: For this cause I will prayse the amonge the gentyls and synge in thy name. Romans 15:10 And agayne he sayth: reioyse ye gentyles with his people. Romans 15:11 And agayne prayse the Lorde all ye gentyls and laude him all nacions. Romans 15:12 And in another place Esaias sayth: ther shalbe the rote of Iesse and he that shall ryse ro raygne over the gentyls: in him shall the gentyls trust. Romans 15:13 The God of hope fyll you with all ioye and peace in belevynge: that ye maye be ryche in hope thorowe the power of the holy goost. Romans 15:14 I my selfe am full certified of you my brethren that ye youre selves are full of goodnes and filled with all knowledge and are able to exhorte one another.
Paul excuseth his writing,
Romans 15:15 Neverthelesse brethren I have some what boldly written vnto you as one that putteth you in remembrauce thorow the grace that is geven me of God Romans 15:16 that I shuld be the minister of Iesu Christ amonge the gentyls and shuld minister the gladde tydynges of God that the gentyls myght be an acceptable offerynge sanctyfied by the holy goost. Romans 15:17 I have therfore wherof I maye reioyse in Christ Iesu in tho thinges which pertayne to God. Romans 15:18 For I dare not speake of eny of tho thinges which Christ hath not wrought by me to make the gentyls obedient with worde and dede Romans 15:19 in myghty signes and wonders by the power of the sprete of God: so that from Ierusalem and the costes rounde aboute vnto Illyricum I have fylled all countres with the gladde tydynges of Christ. Romans 15:20 So have I enforsed my selfe to preache the gospell not where Christ was named lest I shuld have bylt on another mannes foundacion: Romans 15:21 but as it is written: To whom he was not spoken of they shall se: and they that hearde not shall vnderstonde. Romans 15:22 For this cause I have bene ofte let to come vnto you: Romans 15:23 but now seynge I have no moare to do in these countres and also have bene desyrous many yeares to come vnto you Romans 15:24 when I shall take my iorney into spayne I will come to you. I trust to se you in my iorney and to be brought on my waye thither warde by you after that I have somwhat enioyed you. Romans 15:25 Now go I vnto Ierusalem and minister vnto the saynctes. Romans 15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certayne distribucio vpo the poore saynctes which are at Ierusalem. Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verely and their detters are they. For yf the getils be made partetakers of their spirituall thinges their dutie is to minister vnto the in carnall thinges.
and promiseth to see them,
Romans 15:28 When I have performed this and have brought them this frute sealed. I will 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 Christ.
and requesteth their prayers.
Romans 15:30 I beseche you brethre for oure Lorde Iesus Christes sake and for the love of the sprete that ye helpe me in my busynes with youre prayers to God for me Romans 15:31 that I maye be delyvered from them which beleve not in Iewry and that this my service which I have to Ierusalem maye be accepted of ye saynctes Romans 15:32 that I maye come vnto you with ioye by the will of God and maye with you be refresshed. Romans 15:33 The God of peace be with you. Amen.