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Romans 15

Rom. 15:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Now
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
I say that
lego (Greek #3004)
properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean
KJV usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Pronounce: leg'-o
Origin: a primary verb
Jesus
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
was
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
a minister
diakonos (Greek #1249)
an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess)
KJV usage: deacon, minister, servant.
Pronounce: dee-ak'-on-os
Origin: probably from an obsolete διάκω (to run on errands; compare 1377)
of the circumcision
peritome (Greek #4061)
circumcision (the rite, the condition or the people, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: X circumcised, circumcision.
Pronounce: per-it-om-ay'
Origin: from 4059
for
huper (Greek #5228)
"over", i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than
KJV usage: (+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.
Pronounce: hoop-er'
Origin: a primary preposition
the truth
aletheia (Greek #225)
truth
KJV usage: true, X truly, truth, verity.
Pronounce: al-ay'-thi-a
Origin: from 227
of God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, to
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
confirm
bebaioo (Greek #950)
to stabilitate (figuratively)
KJV usage: confirm, (e-)stablish.
Pronounce: beb-ah-yo'-o
Origin: from 949
l the promises
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
epaggelia (Greek #1860)
an announcement (for information, assent or pledge; especially a divine assurance of good)
KJV usage: message, promise.
Pronounce: ep-ang-el-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1861
made unto the fathers
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pater (Greek #3962)
a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote)
KJV usage: father, parent.
Pronounce: pat-ayr'
Origin: apparently a primary word
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Ministry on This Verse

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I say.
Jesus.
for the.
truth.
Rom. 15:16• 16for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:16)
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Rom. 9:23‑24• 23and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,
24us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations?
(Rom. 9:23‑24)
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Rom. 11:22,30• 22Behold then the goodness and severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity; upon thee goodness of God, if thou shalt abide in goodness, since otherwise *thou* also wilt be cut away.
30For as indeed *ye* also once have not believed in God, but now have been objects of mercy through the unbelief of *these*;
(Rom. 11:22,30)
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Isa. 24:15‑16• 15Therefore glorify Jehovah in the east, the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel, in the isles of the west.
16From the end of the earth have we heard songs: Glory to the righteous! And I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! The treacherous have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously.
(Isa. 24:15‑16)
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John 10:16• 16And I have other sheep which are not of this fold: those also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. (John 10:16)
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Eph. 2:12‑22• 12that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13but now in Christ Jesus *ye* who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ.
14For *he* is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure,
15having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace;
16and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;
17and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off, and the glad tidings of peace to those who were nigh.
18For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father.
19So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,
20being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone,
21in whom all the building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord;
22in whom *ye* also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
(Eph. 2:12‑22)
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Eph. 3:1‑8• 1For this reason *I* Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations,
2(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,
3that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,
4by which, in reading it, ye can understand my intelligence in the mystery of the Christ,)
5which in other generations has not been made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the power of the Spirit,
6that they who are of the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings;
7of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.
8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,
(Eph. 3:1‑8)
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1 Peter 2:9‑10• 9But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;
10who once were not a people, but now God's people; who were not enjoying mercy, but now have found mercy.
(1 Peter 2:9‑10)
 From chapter 15:8, it is the exordium, the personal circumstances of the Apostle, and salutations. (Romans 15:8-16:27 by J.N. Darby)
 {v.8-12} In the next five verses, Paul shows that the ministry of "Jesus Christ" to "the circumcision" actually includes Jews and Gentiles. (Practical Righteousness Toward Those Weak in the Faith by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For I say that Jesus Christ became a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises of the fathers;

W. Kelly Translation

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For I say that Christ became a minister of [the] circumcision for God’s truth to confirm the promises of the fathers;