Romans 15:30 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 15:30, NIV: I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

Romans 15:30, ESV: I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

Romans 15:30, KJV: Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Romans 15:30, NASB: Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

Romans 15:30, NLT: Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me. Do this because of your love for me, given to you by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:30, CSB: Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in prayers to God on my behalf.

What does Romans 15:30 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Romans 15 concludes with Paul's request that the Christians in Rome pray with him about three specific things. He has told them his plans. His intent is to deliver financial aid to the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem and, once that task is completed, to travel to Rome to visit the Christians there (Romans 15:23–25).

Paul uses strong words in asking his readers to pray for him. He appeals to them by Christ Himself and by the love they have because of the Holy Spirit. This is not a casual request. What he asks is also weighty. Paul wants these believers to strive or wrestle with him in prayer to God on his behalf.

Paul often closes his letters by asking for prayer (Ephesians 6:18–20; 1 Thessalonians 5:25; Philemon 1:22). This request is different from most of those other appeals, as the following verses reveal. Paul is deeply concerned about three specific things.