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

  • Terry Davis
    Romans 1;18 stood out in this chapter for me, and is the root of separation between God and man. Those that hold the truth in unrighteous, is unforgiving, and insisting that the truth that they know, is above a loving and forgiving God. For Brothers and Sisters the act of unforgiving is moving away from Grace, and toward Judgment. Grace is for the living, and doing good judgment is graceful 4you!
  • Gladys
    Saint we are call by God! let us all turn away, from being part of this world. We are God people, we need to be example for those who are loses an are looking to be save. If we walk in according to this world, how are we going to show an be able to talk about the good word of God. God words is PURE AND GIVE LIFE. let us repent to God in Jesus Name, and put away from the darkness. AMEN
  • Alfonso Solis
    Ma'am, If a man is truly born again, he is fully qualified because he is endowed with the Holy Spirit which enables him. Just like the Lord Jesus Christ, He was submissive to the will of the Father. Now, God has put a divine order: "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthian 11:3.
  • Joyce Kasey
    Please send me all scriptures which justify that a woman who is filled with the holy spirit can preach in church if no man is qualified.
  • Wayne
    What was , now is ; who is it that sells the word of God? That makes a business out of souls? Who has not read the words from the mouth of Jesus; my fathers house is a house of prayer; But you have turned it into a den of thieves? The word of God is given to this generation. "As for tomorrow, the evil there of is sufficient unto that day."Salvation is for the world. Love is God.
  • Wayne
    We sit at the table and feast while the hungry beg in the streets ,even up to the door. Love without action has no value. Now then having said that ,understand this ;for it written man cannot live by bread alone .But by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The way of God is not the way of man.

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