Romans 15 [7.] Therefore accept one another, even as Christ also accepted you,[b] to the glory of God. Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
“Therefore will I give praise to you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.”[c]
Romans 15 [10.] Again he says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[d]
Romans 15 [11.] Again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Let all the peoples praise him.”[e]
Romans 15 [12.] Again, Isaiah says,
“There will be the root of Jesse,
he who arises to rule over the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”[f]
Romans 15 [13.] Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit. I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers,[g] that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish others. But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God, that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God. For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God’s Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the Good News of Christ; yes, making it my aim to preach the Good News, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another’s foundation.
Romans 15 [21.] But, as it is written,
“They will see, to whom no news of him came.
They who haven’t heard will understand.”[h]
b. Romans 15:7 TR reads “us” instead of “you”.
c. Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49.
d. Romans 15:10 Deuteronomy 32:43.
e. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1.
f. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10.
g. Romans 15:14 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
h. Romans 15:21 Isaiah 52:15.