15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
15:1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

15:2 Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.
15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.

15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
15:3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me."

15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
15:5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,

15:6 That ye may with one mind [and] one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
15:7 Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:
15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers,

15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
15:9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy, as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name."

15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
15:10 And again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!"

15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
15:11 And again: "Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!"

15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
15:12 And again, Isaiah says: "There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope."

15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
15:14 Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God,

15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
15:16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
15:17 Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.

15:18 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,
15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient--

15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
15:19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
15:20 And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation,

15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
15:21 but as it is written: "To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand."

15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
15:22 For this reason I also have been much hindered from coming to you.

15:23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
15:23 But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you,

15:24 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].
15:24 whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.

15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
15:25 But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.

15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
15:26 For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.

15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
15:27 It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.

15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
15:28 Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall go by way of you to Spain.

15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
15:29 But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

15:30 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;
15:30 Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me,

15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
15:31 that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,

15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
15:32 that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.

15:33 Now the God of peace [be] with you all. Amen.
15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.