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Romans 15:1-33

1We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”15:3 Psalm 69:9 4For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

5May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews15:8 Greek circumcision on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;

I will sing the praises of your name.”15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49

10Again, it says,

“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”15:10 Deut. 32:43

11And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;

let all the peoples extol him.”15:11 Psalm 117:1

12And again, Isaiah says,

“The Root of Jesse will spring up,

one who will arise to rule over the nations;

in him the Gentiles will hope.”15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)

13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul the Minister to the Gentiles

14I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. 15Yet I have written you quite boldly on some points to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me 16to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. He gave me the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

17Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. 20It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. 21Rather, as it is written:

“Those who were not told about him will see,

and those who have not heard will understand.”15:21 Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)

22This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.

Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome

23But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, 24I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while. 25Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there. 26For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem. 27They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. 28So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have received this contribution, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way. 29I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.

30I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. 31Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there, 32so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed. 33The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Romafo 15:1-33

1Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛn a yɛyɛ den wɔ gyidi mu no tumi te wɔn a wɔyɛ mmerɛw no sintɔ ase. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛsɔ wɔn ani na yɛansɔ yɛn ara ani. 2Yɛn mu biara nkamfo ade pa biara a ne yɔnko yɛ mfa nhyɛ no den. 3Kristo mpo anyɛ nea ɔpɛ, sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm ka se, “Nnipa a wɔbɔ mo ahohora no bɔ me ahohora nso.” 4Biribiara a wɔakyerɛw wɔ Kyerɛwsɛm no mu no, wɔakyerɛw de kyerɛkyerɛ yɛn sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam boasetɔ, nkuranhyɛ a Kristo Kyerɛwsɛm no de ma yɛn no so benya anidaso.

5Onyankopɔn a yenya boasetɔ ne nkuranhyɛ fi ne nkyɛn no mma mo honhom mu nkabom na mode adi Kristo Yesu akyi, 6sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mo nyinaa de koma koro ne ano koro bɛkamfo Onyankopɔn, yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no.

7Munnyigye mo ho mo ho nto mu mfa nkamfo Onyankopɔn sɛnea Kristo agye mo no. 8Efisɛ meka kyerɛɛ mo se Kristo Yesu bɛyɛɛ Yudafo somfo de kyerɛɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔnokwafo a ɔbɛma ne bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ agyanom no aba mu, 9na wama amanamanmufo nso akamfo no wɔ ne mmɔborɔhunu ho sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se,

“Eyi nti mɛkamfo wo wɔ amanamanmufo mu;

na mato nnwom akamfo wo din.”

10Na ɛka bio se,

“Mo amanamanmufo, monkamfo Awurade,

mo ne ne nkurɔfo Yudafo.”

11Bio,

“Amanamanmufo nyinaa nyi Awurade ayɛ;

asase so aman nyinaa monkamfo no.”

12Na Yesaia ka bio se,

“Yisai aseni bɛsɔre,

nea ɔbɛsɔre abedi amanaman no so;

ɔno na wɔn ani bɛda ne so.”

13Anidaso Nyankopɔn no a mugye no di no mfa anigye ne asomdwoe nhyɛ mo ma, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Honhom Kronkron tumi no bɛma mo anidaso mmoroso.

Paulo, Amanamanmufo Sɔfo

14Me nuanom, mʼankasa mete nka sɛ papayɛ ahyɛ mo ma, mowɔ nimdeɛ na mubetumi akyerɛkyerɛ mo ho mo ho. 15Mede akokoduru akyerɛw abobɔ nneɛma bi so, sɛnea meretwe mo adwene akɔ so bio, esiane adom bi a Onyankopɔn de adom me no nti. 16Meyɛ Kristo Yesu somfo a ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ asɔfodwuma a mepae mu ka Onyankopɔn Asɛmpa no sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a amanamanmufo bɛyɛ afɔrebɔde a ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani a Honhom Kronkron no atew ho.

17Ɛno nti mitumi hoahoa me ho wɔ Kristo Yesu mu wɔ Onyankopɔn som yi mu. 18Nea mɛka ho asɛm ara ne sɛnea Kristo nam nea maka ne nea mayɛ so ama amanamanmufo ayɛ osetie ama Onyankopɔn no. 19Saa nsɛnkyerɛnne ne anwonwade yi yɛ tumi a efi Honhom no mu. Enti efi Yerusalem de kosi Iliriko no, mapae mu aka Kristo Asɛmpa no nyinaa. 20Na me botae ne sɛ, daa mɛka asɛmpa no wɔ mmeaemmeae a wɔntee Kristo ho asɛm da no, na ankɔyɛ sɛ misii dan wɔ obi fapem so. 21Mmom sɛnea wɔakyerɛw no:

“Wɔn a wɔnkaa ne ho asɛm nkyerɛɛ wɔn no behu,

na wɔn a wɔntee no nso bɛte ase.”

22Eyi nti na bere biara a mepɛ sɛ meba mo nkyɛn no, biribi siw me kwan.

Paulo Yɛ Nʼadwene Sɛ Ɔbɛkɔ Roma

23Nanso mprempren a mawie mʼadwuma wɔ saa amantam yi mu, na afei mfe bebree ni a mepɛɛ sɛ anka mɛba abehu mo no nti, 24mayɛ mʼadwene sɛ mɛkɔ Spania. Sɛ merekɔ a, mɛpɛ sɛ mehu mo na moaboa me ama makɔ hɔ bere a me ne mo atena anigye so kakraa bi no. 25Mprempren ara, merekɔ Yerusalem akɔsom Onyankopɔn manfo a wɔwɔ hɔ no. 26Efisɛ asafo a ɛwɔ Makedonia ne Akaia no asi wɔn adwene pi sɛ wɔbɛboa ahiafo a wɔfra Onyankopɔn manfo a wɔwɔ Yerusalem no mu. 27Wɔn ara na wosii wɔn adwene pi saa, nanso nokware ni, ɛyɛ wɔn asɛde sɛ wɔboa saa ahiafo no. Amanamanmufo no nyaa Yudafo honhom no mu nhyira no bi. Ɛno nti na ɛsɛ sɛ amanamanmufo no de wɔn ahode som Yudafo no. 28Sɛ miwie saa dwumadi yi na mekɔ wɔn nkyɛn na mede sika a wɔapɛ no nyinaa ma wɔn a, mefi hɔ akɔ Spania. Na sɛ merekɔ a mɛba mo hɔ abɛsra mo. 29Sɛ meba mo nkyɛn a, minim sɛ mede Kristo nhyira a ɛboro so no bɛba.

30Anuanom, menam yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo ne ɔdɔ a Honhom no de ma me no so hyɛ mo sɛ mo ne me mmɔ mu mmɔ Onyankopɔn mpae dennen mma me. 31Mommɔ mpae, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a asɛm bi rento me wɔ Yudea. Mommɔ mpae mma wɔn a wonnye asɛm no nni. Afei nso mommɔ mpae mma me som a mɛsom wɔ Yerusalem no, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ahotefo a wɔwɔ hɔ no begye ato mu. 32Sɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn pɛ a mede ahosɛpɛw bɛba mo nkyɛn abɛsra mo. 33Asomdwoe Nyankopɔn no ne mo nyinaa ntena. Amen.