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Romans 15

 

 

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Introduction
1The strong must bear with the weak.
2We must not please ourselves;
3for Christ did not so;
7but receive one another, as Christ did us all;
8both Jews and Gentiles;
15Paul excuses his writing;
28and promises to see them;
30and requests their prayers.

Verse 1
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
strong
4:20; 1 Corinthians 4:10; 2 Corinthians 12:10; Ephesians 6:10; 2 Timothy 2:1; 1 John 2:14
ought
14:1; 1 Corinthians 9:22; 12:22-24; Galatians 6:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:14
please

Verse 2
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
14:19; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 10:24,33; 11:1; 13:5; Philippians 2:4,5; Titus 2:9,10

Verse 3
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
Christ
Psalms 40:6-8; Matthew 26:39,42; John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38; 8:29; 12:27,28; 14:30; John 14:31; 15:10; Philippians 2:8
The
Psalms 69:9,20; 89:50,51; Matthew 10:25; John 15:24

Verse 4
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
whatsoever
4:23,24; 1 Corinthians 9:9,10; 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21
for our learning
Rather, "for our instruction."
that
5:3-5; 8:24,25; 12:12; Psalms 119:81-83; Hebrews 6:10-19; 10:35,36; James 5:7-11; 1 Peter 1:13

Verse 5
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
the God
13; Exodus 34:6; Psalms 86:5; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 3:9,15
consolation
2 Corinthians 1:3,4; 7:6
grant
12:16; 2 Chronicles 30:12; Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 11:19; Acts 4:32; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 1:27; 2:2; 3:16; 4:2; 1 Peter 3:8
according to
or, after the example of.
3; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 2:4,5

Verse 6
That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
with
9-11; Zephaniah 3:9; Zechariah 13:9; Acts 4:24,32
the
John 10:29,30; 20:17; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3

Verse 7
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
receive
14:1-3; Matthew 10:40; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48
as
5:2; Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 15:2; John 6:37; 13:34
to
9; Ephesians 1:6-8,12,18; 2 Thessalonians 1:10-12

Verse 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:
I say
3:26; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 10:19,29; 15:50
Jesus
9:4,5; Matthew 15:24; 20:28; John 1:11; Acts 3:25,26; 13:46; Galatians 4:4,5
for the
3:3; Psalms 98:2,3; Micah 7:20; Luke 1:54-56,70-73; 2 Corinthians 1:20
truth
16; 9:23,24; 11:22,30; Isaiah 24:15,16; John 10:16; Ephesians 2:12-22; 3:1-8; 1 Peter 2:9,10

Verse 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.
For
2 Samuel 22:50; Psalms 18:49

Verse 10
And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalms 66:1-4; 67:3,4; 68:32; 97:1; 98:3,4; 138:4,5; Isaiah 24:14-16; 42:10-12

Verse 11
And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
Psalms 117:1

Verse 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.
There
Isaiah 11:1,10; Revelation 5:5; 22:16
and he
Genesis 49:10; Psalms 2:4-12; 22:27,28; 72:8-10,17; Isaiah 42:1-4; 49:6; Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:14; Micah 4:1-3; 5:4
in him
Jeremiah 16:19; 17:5-7; Matthew 12:21; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Ephesians 1:12,13; 2 Timothy 1:12; *marg:; 1 Peter 1:21

Verse 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.
the God
5; Jeremiah 14:8; Joel 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:1
fill
14:17; Isaiah 55:12; John 14:1,27; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 1:2; 5:18,19; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; 1 Peter 1:8
abound
5:4,5; 12:12; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 6:11

Verse 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.
I
Philippians 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:5; Philemon 1:21; Hebrews 6:9; 2 Peter 1:12; 1 John 2:21
full
Philippians 1:11; Colossians 1:8-10; 2 Peter 1:5-8
filled
1 Corinthians 8:1,7,10
able
Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:11,14; Titus 2:3,4; Hebrews 5:12; 10:24,25; Jude 1:20-23

Verse 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,
I have
Hebrews 13:22; 1 Peter 5:12; 1 John 2:12-14; 5:13; Jude 1:3-5
as
1 Timothy 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:6; 2:14; Titus 3:1; 2 Peter 1:12-15; 3:1,2
because
1:5; 12:3,6; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 15:10; Galatians 1:15,16; 2:9; Ephesians 3:7,8; 1 Timothy 1:11-14; 1 Peter 4:10,11; 2 Peter 3:15

Verse 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.
I should
18; 11:13; Acts 9:15; 13:2; 22:21; 26:17,18; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 2 Corinthians 11:23; Galatians 2:7,8; Ephesians 3:1; Philippians 2:17; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11
ministering
29; 1:1; Acts 20:24; Galatians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:2,9; 1 Timothy 1:11; 1 Peter 1:12
offering up
or, sacrificing.
12:1,2; Isaiah 66:19,20; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Philippians 2:17; 4:18; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Peter 2:5
being
5:5; 8:26,27; Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:18,22; 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Verse 17
I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
whereof
4:2; 2 Corinthians 2:14-16; 3:4-6; 7:4; 11:16-30; 12:1,11-21
in
Hebrews 5:1

Verse 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,
I will
Proverbs 25:14; 2 Corinthians 10:13-18; 11:31; 12:6; Jude 1:9
which
Mark 16:20; Acts 14:27; 15:4,12; 21:19; Galatians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 3:6-9; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; 6:1
to make
1:5; 6:17; 16:26; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 26:20; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5; Hebrews 5:9; 11:8
by word
Colossians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; James 1:22; 1 John 3:18

Verse 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.
mighty
Acts 14:10; 15:12; 16:18; 19:11,12; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 3:5; Hebrews 2:4
by the
Matthew 12:28; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 1:12
so that
24; Acts 9:28,29; 13:4,5,14,51; 14:6,20,25; 16:6-12; 17:10,15; Acts 18:1,19; 19:1; 20:2,6
Illyricum
Illyricum, or Illyria, was a country of Europe, lying N. and N. W. of Macedonia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic gulf, opposite Italy. It was distinguished into two parts; Liburnia north, now Croatia; and Dalmatia south, still retaining the same name. The account of Paul's second visit to the peninsula of Greece, Ac 20:1, 2, says Dr. Paley, leads us to suppose that, in going over Macedonia, he had passed so far to the west, as to come into those parts of the country which were contiguous to Illyricum, if he did not enter Illyricum itself. The history and the Epistle therefore so far agree; and the agreement is much strengthened by a coincidence of time; for much before the time when this epistle was written, he could not have said so, as his route, in his former journey, confined him to the eastern side of the peninsula, a considerable distance from Illyricum.
fully
1:14-16; Acts 20:20; Colossians 1:25; 2 Timothy 4:17

Verse 20
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
so
2 Corinthians 10:14-16
build
1 Corinthians 3:9-15; 2 Corinthians 10:13-16; Ephesians 2:20-22

Verse 21
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
Isaiah 52:15; 65:1

Verse 22
For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
I have
1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:17,18
much
or, many ways, or, oftentimes.

Verse 23
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
and
32; 1:10-12; 1 Thessalonians 3:10; 2 Timothy 1:4

Verse 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.
I take
28; Acts 19:21
Spain
Spain is a large country in the west of Europe, which anciently comprehended both Spain and Portugal, separated from Gaul or France by the Pyrenees, and bounded on every other side by the sea.
and to
Acts 15:3; 21:5; 2 Corinthians 1:16; 3 John 1:6
if
1:12; 1 Corinthians 16:5-7
filled
Rather, "gratified (or enjoy) your society," as [emplestho] frequently denotes.
with your company
Gr. with you.

Verse 25
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
26-31; Acts 18:21; 19:21; 20:16,22; 24:17; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; Galatians 2:10

Verse 26
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
it
Acts 11:27-30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; Galatians 6:6-10
the poor
Proverbs 14:21,31; 17:5; Zechariah 11:7,11; Matthew 25:40; 26:11; Luke 6:20; 14:13; 1 Corinthians 16:15; 2 Corinthians 9:12; Philemon 1:5; James 2:5,6

Verse 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.
and
11:17; 1 Corinthians 9:11; Galatians 6:6; Philemon 1:19

Verse 28
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
and
Philippians 4:17; Colossians 1:6
I will
24; Proverbs 19:21; Lamentations 3:37; James 4:13-15

Verse 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.
1:11,12; Psalms 16:11; Ezekiel 34:26; Ephesians 1:3; 3:8,19; 4:13

Verse 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;
for the
2 Corinthians 4:5,11; 12:10; 1 Timothy 6:13,14; 2 Timothy 4:1
and for
Psalms 143:10; Philippians 2:1
that
Genesis 32:24-29; 2 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 2:1; 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:25; 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Verse 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;
I may
Acts 21:27-31; 22:24; 23:12-24; 24:1-9; 25:2,24; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:2
do not believe
or, are disobedient. and that.
25; 2 Corinthians 8:4; 9:1
accepted
Acts 21:17-26

Verse 32
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
I may
23,24; 1:10-13; Acts 27:1,41-43; 28:15,16,30,31; Philippians 1:12-14
by the
Acts 18:21; 1 Corinthians 4:19; James 4:15
and many
Proverbs 25:13; 1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 7:13; 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10; 2 Timothy 1:16; Philemon 1:7,20

Verse 33
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
the God
16:20; 1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 5:19,20; 13:11; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Hebrews 13:20
be
16:24; Ruth 2:4; Matthew 1:23; 28:20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Timothy 4:22

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Romans 15:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-15.html.

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