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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
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