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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 20

    Very simple and makes sense. How can anyone look at the creation of the world and rule out that someone created it? Creation itself should tell you there is an intelligent designer. However, we can not rely on creation to tell us everything about Jehovah God. We must also read his word the Bible as it reveals the character of the Creator.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:28 AND EVEN AS THEY DID NOT LIKE TO RETAIN IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE MIND TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT CONVENIENT
  • Joan Travick
    Romans 1:1-2 references the scripture wherein GOD said, I will send you pastors and teachers after mine own heart. Paul's calling was a call of election by the WILL
  • Steve morrow
    john 20:29 JESUS saith unto him Thomas because thou hast seen ME thou hast believed blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a PROPHET from among their brethren like unto thee and will put MY words in HIS mouth and HE shall speak unto them all that I shall command HIM 19 and it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto MY words which HE shall speak in MY name I will require it of him 20 but the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in MY name which I have not commanded him to speak or that shall speak in the name of other gods even that prophet shall die ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE SHLL SAY UNTO YOU 23 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT EVERY SOUL WHICH WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET SHALL BE DESTROYED FROM AMONG THE PEOPLE-------1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ACURSED O LORD COME-------
  • Irene123
    To Tony - The Lord and God Jesus Christ BLESS for your bold stand for His truth!!
  • Riikkaliina Turkki
    I think Romans 1:20 is a lovely verse: It assures me that God, our father of heavens, is taking care of us.

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