This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let’s discuss the Word of God.
1And we who are strong ought to carry the frailties of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2Let each of us desire to please the neighbor for [his] good to build [him] up. 3For Christ also didn’t please himself, but just as it has been written, “The rebuke of those who rebuked you fell upon me.” 4For whatever was written before for our instruction was written, so that through endurance and through exhortation of the writings hope we might have. 5And may the God of endurance and exhortation give to you to live in harmony with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6so that with one might, you might glorify the God and father of our lord, Jesus Christ.
7Therefore, receive one another, just as Christ also received you, for the glory of God. 8For I say Christ has become a servant to the circumcised for the sake of God’s truth, to confirm the promises to the fathers, 9And the nations for the sake of mercy might glorify God, just as it has been written,
Therefore I will confess you publically among the nations,
and to your name I will sing praises.
10And again he says,
Rejoice, nations, with his people.
Praise, all the nations, the Lord,
and let all peoples praise him.
12And again, Isaiah says,
There will be Jesse’s root,
and the one who will arise to rule the nations,
in him nations will hope.
13And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in trusting, so that you might abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.