New International Version

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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ሮሜ 15:1-33

1እኛ ብርቱዎች የሆን፣ የደካሞችን ጒድለት መሸከም እንጂ ራሳችንን ማስደሰት የለብንም። 2እያንዳንዳችን ባልን ጀራችንን ለማነጽ፣ እርሱንም ለመጥቀም ደስ የሚያሰኘውን ነገር ማድረግ ይገባናል፤

3ክርስቶስ ራሱን ደስ አላሰኘምና፤ ነገር ግን፣ “አንተን የሰደቡበት ስድብ በእኔ ላይ ደረሰብኝ” ተብሎ እንደ ተጻፈው ሆነበት። 4በጽናትና ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት በሚሰጡት መጽናናት ተስፋ እንዲኖረን፣ ቀደም ብሎ የተጻፈው ሁሉ ለትምህርታችን ተጽፎአልና።

5ብርታትንና መጽናናትን የሚሰጥ አምላክ፣ ክርስቶስ ኢየሱስን ስትከተሉ፣ በመካከላችሁ የአንድነትን መንፈስ ይስጣችሁ፤ 6ይኸውም በአንድ ልብና በአንድ አፍ ሆናችሁ፣ የጌታችንን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን አምላክና አባት ታከብሩ ዘንድ ነው።

7እንግዲህ ለእግዚአብሔር ምስጋና ይሆን ዘንድ ክርስቶስ እንደተቀበላችሁ፣ እርስ በርሳችሁ ተቀባበሉ። 8ለአባቶች የተሰጠውን የተስፋ ቃል ያጸና ዘንድ ለእግዚአብሔር እውነት ሲል ክርስቶስ የአይሁድ15፥8 ግሪኩ የመገረዝ ይላል አገልጋይ እንደሆነ እነግራችኋለሁና፤ 9እንዲሁም አሕዛብ እግዚአብሔርን ስለ ምሕረቱ ያመሰግኑት ዘንድ ነው፤ እንዲህ ተብሎ እንደ ተጻፈ፤

“ስለዚህ በአሕዛብ መካከል አመሰግንሃለሁ፤

ለስምህም እዘምራለሁ።”

10ደግሞም፣

“አሕዛብ ሆይ፤ ከሕዝቡ ጋር ደስ ይበላችሁ” ይላል።

11እንደ ገናም፣

“አሕዛብም ሁላችሁ ጌታን አመስግኑ፤

ሕዝቦች ሁሉ ወድሱት” ይላል።

12ኢሳይያስም እንዲሁ፣

“በሕዝቦች ሁሉ ላይ የሚነግሠው፣

የእሴይ ሥር ይመጣል፤

በእርሱም አሕዛብ ተስፋ ያደርጋሉ” ይላል።

13በእርሱ በመታመናችሁ የተስፋ አምላክ ደስታንና ሰላምን ሁሉ ይሙላባችሁ፤ ይኸውም በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ኀይል ተስፋ ተትረፍርፎ እንዲፈስላችሁ ነው።

የአሕዛብ አገልጋይ የሆነው ጳውሎስ

14ወንድሞቼ ሆይ፤ እናንተ ራሳችሁ በበጎነት የተሞላችሁ፣ በዕውቀት ሁሉ እንደ ተሞላችሁና አንዱ ሌላውን ለመምከር ችሎታ ያላችሁ መሆናችሁን እኔ ራሴ ርግጠኛ ሆኜ አለሁ። 15እግዚአብሔር በሰጠኝ ጸጋ መሠረት፣ እንደ ገና ዐሳስባችሁ ዘንድ በአንዳንድ ጒዳዮች ላይ በድፍረት የጻፍሁላችሁ፣ 16በእግዚአብሔር ወንጌል የክህነት ተግባር፣ ለአሕዛብ የክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ አገልጋይ ለመሆን ነው፤ ይኸውም አሕዛብ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ተቀድሰው በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ተቀባይነት ያለው መሥዋዕት እንዲሆኑ ነው።

17ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔርን በማገልገሌ በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ እመካለሁ። 18በተናገርሁትና በአደረግሁት ነገር አሕዛብ ለእግዚአብሔር እንዲታዘዙ፣ ክርስቶስ በእኔ ሆኖ ከፈጸመው በቀር ሌላ ነገር ለመናገር አልደፍርም፤ 19ይህም የሆነው በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ኀይል፣ በምልክቶችና በታምራት ነበር። በዚህም ሁኔታ ከኢየሩሳሌም እስከ እልዋሪቆን ዙሪያ ድረስ የክርስቶስን ወንጌል ፈጽሜ ሰብኬአለሁ። 20ሌላው በጣለው መሠረት ላይ እንዳልገነባ ብዬ፣ ክርስቶስ ባልተጠራበት ስፍራ ወንጌልን መስበክ የዘወትር ምኞቴ ነበር። 21ይልቁንም፣

“ስለ እርሱ ያልተነገራቸው ያያሉ፤

ያልሰሙም ያስተውላሉ” ተብሎ እንደ ተጻፈ ነው።

22በዚህም ምክንያት ወደ እናንተ እንዳልመጣ ብዙ ጊዜ ተከለከልሁ።

ሮምን ለመጐብኘት የጳውሎስ ዕቅድ

23አሁን ግን በእነዚህ አካባቢዎች የምሠራው ስለሌለ፣ ከብዙ ዓመታት ጀምሮ እናንተን ለማየት እናፍቅም ስለ ነበር፣ 24ይህን ዕቅድ ወደ እስጳንያ በምሄድበት ጊዜ ልፈጽመው አስባለሁ። በማልፍበትም ጊዜ ልጐበኛችሁና ከእናንተ ጋር ለጥቂት ጊዜ ቈይቼ ናፍቆቴን ከተወጣሁ በኋላ በጒዞዬ እንደም ትረዱኝ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ። 25አሁን ግን በዚያ የሚገኙትን ቅዱሳን ለማገልገል ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም በመጓዝ ላይ ነኝ። 26ምክንያቱም መቄዶንያና አካይያ፣ በኢየሩሳሌም ካሉት ቅዱሳን መካከል የሚገኙትን ድኾች ለመርዳት ተነሣሥተዋልና። 27ርዳታ ለማድረግ ወደዋል፤ በርግጥም ባለ ዕዳዎቻቸው ናቸው። አሕዛብ የአይሁድ መንፈሳዊ በረከት ተካፋዮች ከሆኑ፣ ያገኙትን ምድራዊ በረከት ከአይሁድ ጋር ይካፈሉ ዘንድ የእነርሱ ባለ ዕዳዎች ናቸው። 28ስለዚህ ሥራውን ከጨረስሁና ይህን ፍሬ መቀበላቸውን ካረጋገጥሁ በኋላ ወደ እስጳንያ እሄዳለሁ፤ እግረ መንገዴንም እናንተን አያለሁ። 29ወደ እናንተም ስመጣ፣ በክርስቶስ በረከት ሙላት እንደምመጣ ዐውቃለሁ።

30ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ ስለ እኔ ወደ እግዚአብሔር በመጸለይ የተጋድሎዬ አጋር እንድትሆኑ በጌታችን በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስና በመንፈስ ፍቅር እለምናችኋለሁ። 31በይሁዳ ካሉት ከማያምኑት እጅ እንድድንና በኢየሩሳሌም ያለው አገልግሎቴም በዚያ ባሉት ቅዱሳን ዘንድ ተቀባይነት እንዲያገኝ ጸልዩልኝ፤ 32ይኸውም በእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ ወደ እናንተ በደስታ እንድመጣና ከእናንተም ጋር እንድታደስ ነው። 33የሰላም አምላክ ከሁላችሁ ጋር ይሁን፤ አሜን።