“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”
King James Version (KJV)
15:1 We who are strong - Of a clearer judgment, and free from these scruples. And not to please ourselves - Without any regard to others.
Ro 15:1 Mutual Love and Forbearance Enjoined SUMMARY OF ROMANS 15: The Strong Must Bear with the Weak. Not to Seek to Please Ourselves. Christ Did Not. As Christ Received Us, So We Should Receive Each Other. Christ the Savior of Both Jews and Gentiles. Paul's Apostleship. His Work Among the Gentiles. His Purpose to Visit Rome. We then that are strong. In the last chapter Paul contrasts the strong and the weak. The first are those, like himself, who know that no kind of food "is unclean of itself", and are emancipated from Jewish prejudices. These strong ones are to bear with the "infirmities of the weak", as has been enjoined in the preceding chapter. The lesson is a practical one of all ages.