Romans 15:3

“For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euen Christ pleased not himselfe, but as it is written, The reproches of them that reproched thee, fell on mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "THE REPROACHES OF THOSE WHO REPROACHED YOU FELL ON ME."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For Christ did not give pleasure to himself, but, as it is said, The bitter words of those who were angry with you came on me.
- Basic English Bible

For the Christ also did not please himself; but according as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.
- Darby Bible

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
- Webster's Bible

For even the Christ did not seek His own pleasure. His principle was, "The reproaches which they addressed to Thee have fallen on me."
- Weymouth Bible

For even Christ didn't please himself. But, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."
- World English Bible

For Crist pleside not to hym silf, as it is writun, The repreues of men dispisynge thee, felden on me.
- Wycliffe Bible

for even the Christ did not please himself, but, according as it hath been written, `The reproaches of those reproaching Thee fell upon me;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 15:3


15:3 But bore not only the infirmities, but reproaches, of his brethren; and so fulfilled that scripture. #Psa 69:9|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 15:3


Ro 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself. Our duty to others is enforced by the example of Christ. He forgot himself in his work of saving men. As it is written. In Ps 69:9. The passage affirms that the Messiah, instead of pleasing himself, became the subject of "the reproaches of them who reproached" his Father.

Discussion for Romans 15

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:16 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 --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Ray321
    Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. The Old Testament is for our learning. We are now in the Grace age of Jesus Christ in the Body of the Church.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: We must imitate Christ by not being selfish and only looking out for our own interests.
  • BSP
    Verse 13 says that God gives us hope and He delights in his purpose.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • 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!

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