Romans 15:1

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wee then that are strong, ought to beare the infirmities of the weake, and not to please our selues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not {just} please ourselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We who are strong have to be a support to the feeble, and not give pleasure to ourselves.
- Basic English Bible

But *we* ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
- Darby Bible

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
- Webster's Bible

As for us who are strong, our duty is to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not seek our own pleasure.
- Weymouth Bible

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
- World English Bible

But we saddere men owen to susteyne the feblenesses of sijke men, and not plese to vs silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we ought -- we who are strong -- to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 15:1


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.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 15:1


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.

Discussion for Romans 15

  • A disciple
    "The GOD of Hope!" All our immaturity and stupidity can be corrected and healed, so that we truly become "A Man (or Woman) after His own heart." Our own individual weakness and inadequacy is the very thing by which the Lord's strength is made perfect: especially in showing the world, that His grace has nothing to do with men's estimations and opinions about us. Jesus is our HOPE, and our Victory!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT AND DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT EZEKIEL 36:25 THEN WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS WILL I CLEANSE YOU 36:26 A NEW HEART ALSO WILL I GIVE YOU AND A NEW SPIRIT WILL I PUT WITHIN YOU AND I WILL TAKE AWAY THE STONY HEART OUT OF YOUR FLESH AND I WILL GIVE YOU AN HEART OF FLESH 36:27 AND I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN MY STATUTES AND YOU SHALL KEEP MY JUDGEMENTS ---- AND DO THEM ----2 CORINTHIANS 3:3 FORASMUCH AS YOU ARE MANIFESTLY DECLARED TO BE THE EPISTLE OF CHRIST MINISTERED BY US WRITTEN NOT WITH INK ---- BUT WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD ---- NOT IN TABLES OF STONE BUT IN --FLESHY--TABLES OF THE HEART 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS --- BORN OF HIM ---
  • Brandi merchant
    this is an awesome bible verse god is awesome for the bible so people can read it
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 3:18 FOR CHRIST ALSO HATH ONCE SUFFERED FOR SINS THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST THAT --- HE MIGHT BRING US TO GOD --- BEING PUT TO DEATH IN THE FLESH BUT QUICKENED BY THE SPIRIT JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL 1 PETER 3:19 BY WHICH ALSO HE WENT AND PREACHED UNTO THE SPIRITS IN PRISON 3:20 WHICH SOMETIME WERE DISOBEDIENT WHEN ONCE THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD WAITED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING WHEREIN FEW THAT IS EIGHT SOULS WERE SAVED BY WATER 3:21THE LIKE FIGURE WHEREUNTO EVEN BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE NOT THE PUTTING AWAY OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH BUT THE ANSWER OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE TOWARD GOD BY THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST MARK 1:8 I INDEED HAVE BAPTIZED YOU WITH WATER BUT HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • Lilian
    Now the God of hope may fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound with hope through the holy Ghosts thank you for your word Jesus i love you and i believe your word. Praise you and worship you Jesus amen
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 shows that Christians with more experience should be more patient with those who were not yet firmly rooted in the truth. We should consider others in the choices we make.

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