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

  • Sutton
    Romans 1 is about all sinners gay or straight that our ways and thoughts are as he says as far from his as the earth is the heavens. God loves all his creation, but he hates the choices of our free will against anything he has designed it and things to be. Romans 1 is my self examination of myself and seeing my every second need for My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
  • Joe
    Some may not like my view, but I definitely believe the message in vs 24 thru 32 is very clear - being gay or lesbian goes against God's word. Sincere repentence and being born again is the answer.
  • C. H.
    This passage is about the tribe of Dan idol worshiping.
  • Wayne
    deanne what do you think paul was trying to say in romans 1 26
  • Jackson Rufus
    The book of Roman Chapter 1 is a holistic inspiration of God Almighty. It proves the truthfulness and existent of Our God and father in all things he created. For out of nothing he brought out what that exist to be. For there is Almighty God existent in all things he created, living and non living things. Even non living things such as rock are empirically alive un to God and not abstract.
  • Deanne
    There is no cultural indication, no doctrinal indication, no historical indication, no linguistic indication, no literary indication, no religious indication, that Paul intended to blast lesbians and gays in Romans 1:26-27.

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