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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Romans 15



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Verse 1

Not to please ourselves; not to act merely with reference to pleasing ourselves.

Verse 3

Since Christ endured reproach and suffering for us, we ought to have a kind and tender regard for each other.

Verse 5

According to Christ Jesus; in accordance with the Spirit manifested by him.

Verse 6

With one mind and one mouth; with one mind and one voice.

Verse 8

Was a minister of the circumcision; of the Jewish people. In his mission to this world, he fulfilled the designs and promises of God in respect to the Jews.

Verse 9

And that the Gentiles, &c.; that is, he came for the benefit of the Gentiles also, that they might find mercy in God, in accordance with what was always his design, as is shown from the passages quoted in the Romans 15:9-12; Psalms 18:49; Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalms 117:1; Isaiah 11:10.

Verse 15

The grace; the trust or commission, viz., the one mentioned in the Romans 15:16.

Verse 17

Which pertain to God; to the kingdom of God.

Verse 19

Illyricum was beyond Macedonia, towards the north.

Verse 22

For which cause; that is, on account of having been engaged in giving the publication of the gospel the greatest possible extension.

Verse 23

No more place; that is, none specially requiring his presence and labors.

Verse 24

Thitherward; towards Spain.

Verse 25

To minister unto the saints; to minister to their wants, by carrying a contribution. The circumstances of this contribution are referred to in 1 Cor. 16:1-4. 2 Cor. chap. 8: 9:

Verse 28

Sealed to them; secured to them.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Romans 15:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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