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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Aroma 15:1-33

115:1 Arom 14:1; 1Athe 5:14Na rĩrĩ, ithuĩ arĩa tũrĩ na hinya-rĩ, twagĩrĩirwo nĩgũkuuanagĩra na arĩa matarĩ na hinya maũndũ mao ma ũhinyaru na to gwĩkenagia ithuĩ ene. 215:2 Arom 14:19; 1Akor 10:24O ũmwe witũ nĩagĩrĩirwo nĩgũkenia mũndũ ũrĩa ũngĩ nĩ ũndũ wa maũndũ make mega, nĩgeetha ongererwo hinya. 315:3 Thab 69:9; 2Akor 8:9Nĩgũkorwo o na Kristũ ndekenirie we mwene, no o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Irumi cia arĩa makũrumaga nĩ niĩ ciagwĩrĩire.” 415:4 Arom 4:23Nĩgũkorwo maũndũ mothe marĩa maandĩkirwo tene maandĩkirwo marĩ ma gũtũruta, nĩgeetha tũgĩage na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro nĩ ũndũ wa gũkirĩrĩria na kũũmĩrĩrio nĩ Maandĩko macio.

515:5 Arom 12:16; 2Akor 13:11Ngai ũrĩa ũheanaga ũkirĩrĩria na ũũmanĩrĩria aromũhe roho wa ũiguano o mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ rĩrĩa mũkũrũmĩrĩra Kristũ Jesũ, 615:6 Thab 34:3; Kũg 1:6nĩgeetha mũgoocithagie Ngai o we Ithe wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ mũrĩ na ngoro ĩmwe na mũgambo ũmwe.

715:7 Arom 14:1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, o mũndũ nĩagĩĩtĩkagĩre ũrĩa ũngĩ, o ta ũrĩa mwetĩkĩrirwo nĩ Kristũ, nĩgeetha Ngai agoocagwo. 815:8 Math 15:24; 2Akor 1:20Nĩgũkorwo ngũmwĩra atĩrĩ, Kristũ okire arĩ ndungata ya Ayahudi nĩ ũndũ wa ũhoro wa ma wa Ngai, nĩguo ahingie ciĩranĩro iria cierĩirwo maithe maitũ ma tene, 915:9 Thab 18:49; Arom 3:29nĩgeetha andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ magoocithagie Ngai nĩ ũndũ wa tha ciake, ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ:

“Nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩngũkũgooca ndĩ gatagatĩ ka ndũrĩrĩ;

nĩndĩrĩinaga nyĩmbo cia kũgooca rĩĩtwa rĩaku.”

1015:10 Gũcook 32:43; Isa 66:10Ningĩ nĩ kwĩrĩtwo atĩrĩ:

“Kenai, inyuĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ, mũrĩ hamwe na andũ ake.”

1115:11 Thab 117:1Na ningĩ nĩ kwĩrĩtwo atĩrĩ,

“Goocai Mwathani, inyuĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ othe,

na mũmũinĩre nyĩmbo cia kũmũgooca, inyuĩ andũ othe.”

1215:12 Kũg 5:5; Isa 11:10O na ningĩ, Isaia nĩoigĩte atĩrĩ,

“Mũndũ ũrĩa wĩtagwo Mũri wa Jesii nĩagooka,

o we ũrĩa ũkaarahũka atuĩke wa gwatha ndũrĩrĩ,

nao andũ-acio-a-Ndũrĩrĩ nĩmakaagĩa na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro thĩinĩ wake.”

1315:13 1Akor 2:4Na rĩrĩ, Ngai ũrĩa arĩ we mwĩhoko witũ aromũiyũria na gĩkeno gĩothe na thayũ tondũ wa ũrĩa mũmwĩhokete, nĩgeetha mũkĩrĩrĩrie kũgĩa na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro nĩ ũndũ wa hinya wa Roho Mũtheru.

Paũlũ Mũtungatĩri wa Andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ

1415:14 Aef 5:9Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, niĩ mwene nĩnjĩtĩkĩrĩte atĩ inyuĩ ene nĩmũiyũrĩtwo nĩ wega, na nĩ mũrĩ na ũmenyo mũiganu, o na mũkahota gũtaarana inyuĩ ene. 1515:15 Arom 12:3Ndĩmwandĩkĩire ũndũ ũyũ ndĩ na ũũmĩrĩru mũingĩ ngĩmwĩra maũndũ mamwe, taarĩ kũmũririkania maũndũ macio rĩngĩ, nĩ ũndũ wa wega ũrĩa Ngai aaheire, 1615:16 Atũm 9:15; Arom 1:1nĩguo nduĩke mũtungatĩri wa Kristũ Jesũ kũrĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ, ndutage wĩra wa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai wa kũhunjagia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Ngai, nĩgeetha andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ magaatuĩka igongona rĩĩtĩkĩrĩku nĩ Ngai, o rĩrĩa rĩtherie nĩ Roho Mũtheru.

17Nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩngwĩraha thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩ ũndũ wa ũtungata wakwa ngĩtungatĩra Ngai. 1815:18 Atũm 21:19; Arom 1:5Ndikũgeria kwaria ũndũ o na ũrĩkũ tiga o ũrĩa Kristũ ahingĩtie na ũndũ wakwa harĩ ũhoro wa gũtongoria andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ ũhoro-inĩ wa gwathĩkĩra Ngai, nĩ ũndũ wakwa kũheana ũhoro na maũndũ marĩa mekirwo, 1915:19 Atũm 19:11; Afil 3:3na ũndũ wa hinya ũrĩa watũmaga kũringwo ciama na kuonwo morirũ, tondũ wa hinya wa Roho Mũtheru. Na nĩ ũndũ wa ũguo kuuma Jerusalemu kũrigiicũka nginya Iluriko, nĩhunjĩtie biũ Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Kristũ. 2015:20 2Akor 10:15, 16; Arom 1:15Na rĩrĩ, ndũire ndĩĩrirĩirie kũhunjia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega kũrĩa Kristũ atamenyekete, nĩgeetha ndikanatuĩke wa gwaka igũrũ rĩa mũthingi wakĩtwo nĩ mũndũ ũngĩ. 2115:21 Isa 52:15No rĩrĩ, nĩgũtuĩke o ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo, atĩrĩ:

“Arĩa matarĩ meerwo ũhoro wake nĩo makaawona,

na arĩa matarĩ maigua nĩo magaataũkĩrwo nĩguo.”

2215:22 Arom 1:13Kĩu nĩkĩo gĩtũmi kĩrĩa kĩanagiria mahinda maingĩ njũke kũu kwanyu.

Mũbango wa Paũlũ Gũthiĩ Roma

2315:23 Atũm 19:21; Arom 1:10, 11No rĩu, tondũ hatirĩ handũ hangĩ ingĩruta wĩra ngʼongo-inĩ ici, na tondũ mĩaka mĩingĩ nĩngoretwo ngĩĩrirĩria kũmuona-rĩ, 2415:24 Tit 3:13nĩndĩrabanga gwĩka ũguo ngĩthiĩ Sipania. Nĩndĩrehoka gũkaamũceerera ngĩhĩtũkĩra kũu kwanyu, na atĩ nĩmũkandeithĩrĩria gũthiĩ rũgendo rũu, thuutha wa gũkenanĩra na inyuĩ ihinda inini. 2515:25 Atũm 24:17No rĩu ndĩ rũgendo-inĩ ngĩthiĩ Jerusalemu ngatungatĩre andũ arĩa aamũre marĩ kũu. 26Nĩgũkorwo andũ a Makedonia na a Akaia nĩmoonire arĩ wega kũhotha nĩguo mateithie andũ arĩa athĩĩni a thiritũ ya andũ arĩa aamũre kũu Jerusalemu. 2715:27 1Akor 9:11Ũguo nĩguo moonire kwagĩrĩire, na ti-itherũ nĩ marĩ na thiirĩ wa andũ acio. Tondũ wa rĩĩrĩ, angĩkorwo andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ nĩmagwatanĩire na Ayahudi irathimo cia kĩĩroho-rĩ, o nao marĩ na thiirĩ kũrĩ Ayahudi wa kũmatungatĩra na indo iria marathimĩtwo nacio. 2815:28 Arom 15:24Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ndaarĩkia kũruta wĩra ũcio, na menye wega atĩ maciaro macio nĩ marĩkia kwamũkĩrwo-rĩ, hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩngamũceerera ngĩthiĩ Sipania. 2915:29 Arom 1:10Nĩnjũũĩ atĩ ngĩũkĩra kũu kwanyu, ngaakorwo njiyũrĩrĩirwo nĩ irathimo cia Kristũ.

3015:30 2Akor 1:11; Akol 4:12Ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, nĩndamũthaitha nĩ ũndũ wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ na nĩ ũndũ wa wendani ũrĩa tũheetwo nĩ Roho, atĩ mũnyiitanĩre na niĩ kĩgiano-inĩ gĩakwa na ũndũ wa kũhooya Ngai nĩ ũndũ wakwa. 3115:31 2Akor 1:10Hooyai nĩgeetha ngaahonokio kuuma kũrĩ andũ arĩa matetĩkĩtie a kũu Judea, na ningĩ atĩ ũtungata wakwa kũu Jerusalemu ũgetĩkĩrĩka nĩ andũ arĩa aamũre akuo, 3215:32 Atũm 18:21; Arom 1:10, 13nĩgeetha ngooka kũrĩ inyuĩ ngenete, Ngai enda, na tũcanjamũke tũrĩ hamwe. 3315:33 Arom 16:20; Afil 4:9Ngai mwene thayũ aroikara hamwe na inyuĩ inyuothe. Ameni.