Romans 15:16
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English Standard Version
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles; sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

English Revised Version
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him, being (as it is)

Romans 15:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Minister (λειτουργὸν)

See on Romans 13:6.

Ministering (ἱερουργοῦντα)

Only here in the New Testament. Lit., ministering as a priest.

Offering up (προσφορὰ)

Lit., the bringing to, i.e., to the altar. Compare doeth service, John 16:2.

Romans 15:16 Parallel Commentaries

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I should.

Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said...

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you...

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me...

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

ministering.

Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law...

1 Thessalonians 2:2,9 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

offering up. or, sacrificing.

Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Isaiah 66:19,20 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud...

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

being.

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up...

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?

Ephesians 2:18,22 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly...

Cross References
Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Romans 11:13
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry

Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

Romans 15:20
and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation,

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.

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