THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
True saints fellowship one another—Paul recounts his diligence in preaching the gospel—Gifts of the Spirit poured out upon the Gentiles.
then that are strong ought to abear
the infirmities of the bweak
, and not to please ourselves.
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The areproaches
of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Now the God of patience and aconsolation
grant you to be blikeminded
one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
That ye may with one mind and
one mouth glorify God, even the aFather
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the acircumcision
for the truth of God, to bconfirm
the cpromises made
unto the fathers:
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his amercy
; as it is written, For this cause I will bconfess
to thee among the cGentiles
, and sing unto thy name.
And again he saith, Rejoice, ye aGentiles
, with his people.
And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
And again, aEsaias
saith, There shall be a root of bJesse
, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and apeace
in believing, that ye may abound in bhope
, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all aknowledge
, able also to badmonish
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in asome
sort, as putting you in mind, because of the bgrace
that is given to me of God,
That I should be the aminister
of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the boffering
up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being csanctified
by the Holy Ghost.
I have therefore whereof I may aglory
through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Through mighty asigns
and wonders, by the power of the bSpirit
of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s afoundation
But as it is written, To whom he was not aspoken
of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
For which cause also I have been much ahindered
from coming to you.
But now having no more aplace
in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain acontribution
for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their aspiritual
things, their bduty
is also to minister unto them in ccarnal
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this afruit
, I will come by you into Spain.
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the afulness
of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
That I may be delivered from them that ado
not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have
for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be arefreshed
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.