Romans 1:1

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul a seruant of Iesus Christ, called to bee an Apostle, separated vnto the Gospel of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called {as} an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called `to be' an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,
- Basic English Bible

Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, [a] called apostle, separated to God's glad tidings,
- Darby Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
- Webster's Bible

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, set apart to proclaim God's Good News,
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,
- World English Bible

Poul, the seruaunt of Jhesu Crist, clepid an apostle, departid in to the gospel of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, having been separated to the good news of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:1


1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ - To this introduction the conclusion answers, #Romans 15:15|, &c. Called to be an apostle - And made an apostle by that calling. While God calls, he makes what he calls. As the Judaizing teachers disputed his claim to the apostolical office, it is with great propriety that he asserts it in the very entrance of an epistle wherein their principles are entirely overthrown. And various other proper and important thoughts are suggested in this short introduction; particularly the prophecies concerning the gospel, the descent of Jesus from David, the great doctrines of his Godhead and resurrection, the sending the gospel to the gentiles, the privileges of Christians, and the obedience and holiness to which they were obliged in virtue of their profession. Separated - By God, not only from the bulk of other men, from other Jews, from other disciples, but even from other Christian teachers, to be a peculiar instrument of God in spreading the gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:1


Ro 1:1 Introduction. The Morals of Paganism SUMMARY OF ROMANS 1: Paul's Salutation to the Church at Rome. His Deep Interest in Its Welfare. His Confidence in the Gospel. It Is the Power of God. The Wrath of God. The Sins of the Gentile World. The Gentile World Under Condemnation. Paul. Instead of subscribing a name at the end of a letter, the custom was to introduce it at the beginning. See other Epistles of Paul. For Paul's name, see PNT "Ac 13:9". Called [to be] an apostle. "To be" is not in the original. Paul simply states that he is "a called apostle", not one appointed by men, but called by Jesus Christ. He was called when he "saw the Lord", an essential to apostleship. See notes on 1Co 9:1 Ac 26:16. His setting apart at Antioch was not this call, but it came direct from Jesus Christ (Ac 13:2). As some Judaizing teachers tried to destroy his apostolic authority, he found it necessary on several occasions to show that his commission was directly from the Lord. Separated. Set apart to the work of the gospel. Christ set him apart, and his whole life was consecrated to his divine glory.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Mark Rasbury
    Salvation is for all who believes as it states in verse 16. This is a great reminder that the Lord loves everyone.
  • Bruce
    John: Thank you John for your testimony. We are the light of the world! Most churches are in a sea of darkness! If others can see Christ in us then there's hope they can get off the Broadway.
  • John
    Rom. 1:15,16 says "I am ready to declare or preach the gospel unto you." Numberous authorities and Barna polls show that less than 2% of the church share their faith. Shame on Us. If we say that we love the world than we must tell our neighbours that God has appointed a Day when He will judge the World in righteousness. Baking a pie won't do it. It is declaring the Gospel that is the Power of God.
  • Felicia
    Verse 20
    It is true that Jesus Christ can only be found in scripture but you can see the fingerprint of God everywhere in creation. If we reject God's existence, it may not be because of lack of evidence but it is because we have too much of it and we don't want to acknowledge it. Thank you Lord for your long suffering. Forgive us for provoking you all the time. You are a great God Jehovah!
  • Irene123
    AMEN and again - AMEN!!! Tony Searight. Thank-you, His people care about the youth!!
  • Antonio
    Romans (the Book as a whole) is a treatise in itself. I read the ROMANS thinking it was for Roman Catholics, that some bishop had written for "us" it had a powerful effect in me. I came to Christ. Romans 1 tells me of the "imputed righteousness" which comes as a result of faith.
    verse 1:4 that Jesus resurected and is alive. and the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation for all.

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