Romans 1:11

“For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I long to see you, that I may impart vnto you some spirituall gift, to the end you may be established,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;
- Basic English Bible

For I greatly desire to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to establish you;
- Darby Bible

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
- Webster's Bible

For I am longing to see you, in order to convey to you some spiritual help, so that you may be strengthened;
- Weymouth Bible

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that you may be established;
- World English Bible

For Y desire to se you, to parten sumwhat of spiritual grace,
- Wycliffe Bible

for I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, that ye may be established;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:11


1:11 That I may impart to you - Face to face, by laying on of hands, prayer, preaching the gospel, private conversation. Some spiritual gift - With such gifts the Corinthians, who had enjoyed the presence of St. Paul, abounded, #1Cor 1:7|; 12:1; 14:1. So did the Galatians likewise, #Gal 3:5|; and, indeed, all those churches which had had the presence of any of the apostles had peculiar advantages in this kind, from the laying on of their hands, #Acts 19:6|; 8:17, &c., #2Tim 1:6|. But as yet the Romans were greatly inferior to them in this respect; for which reason the apostle, in the twelfth chapter also, says little, if any thing, of their spiritual gifts. He therefore desires to impart some, that they might be established; for by these was the testimony of Christ confirmed among them. That St. Peter had no more been at Rome than St. Paul, at the time when this epistle was wrote, appears from the general tenor thereof, and from this place in particular: for, otherwise, what St. Paul wishes to impart to the Romans would have been imparted already by St. Peter.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:11


Ro 1:11 I long to see you. He had a special reason for visiting Rome. No apostle had ever visited the city. None of the spiritual gifts which were conferred by the imposition of apostolic hands had been conferred in Rome. If any of the brethren enjoyed them, as Ro 12:6 seems to imply, they have received them elsewhere, and he desires to impart them there (see PNT "Ac 19:6"). Spiritual gift is used in the sense of a supernatural gift. See 1Co 12:1,4. It is a gift conferred by the Spirit. Elsewhere the phrase "spiritual gifts" refers to extraordinary gifts. There is no recorded instance in the New Testament of any one working miracles who was not an apostle, or who had not received the gift through the imposition of apostolic hands. See notes on Ac 6:8 8:14. To the end. All these gifts of the Spirit were imparted for a purpose. The purpose in the mind of Paul was that they may be established; that saints might be strengthened and the cause of Christ made stronger. The agent would be the Holy Spirit; Paul the instrument.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Basant Kumar nanda
    As much as within me is ready to preach the gospel .
  • Mable
    This book speak about if u disobedient if u don't listen to your parents u are left with all the bad things like it speaks of in the bible covetousness, unrighteousness, etc. All these things winds up with all these things for not listening to the parent u left looking like a fool thats what happens with disobedient children for not listening to parents
  • Lu2677
    Nadine, well said. Psalms 119:104.
    the person that said," all are afraid" is not heeding; Proverbs 14:5.
  • Nadine Stropling Smith
    I would like to say to the young person that said we are all afraid to tell the truth about homosexuality, for fear of being called a hater. That's not true, we all aren't afraid, because before I read that comment. God hasn't given us a spirit of fear but of POWER and a SOUND MIND. Fear has torment. What is it about man that we should fear him, anyway.
  • Nadine Stripling Smith
    The words of God are plainly written. In Romans chapter 1:27 tells us plainly about homosexuality. If MEN are leaving NATURAL AFFECTION for women,
  • Joey
    RE : robert L >> About "Christian" word. In the book of Act 26:28 is words from St. Paul, and 1 Peter 4:16 is words from St. Peter. NOT originally from Jesus. By the way, "Christ" original meaning from Greek scripture stands for "Messiah". What from the questioner want is, the word "Christian" from what Jesus said. Not from ST. PETER or ST. PAUL. Tq

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