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

  • Charles fiorucci
    the depravity of man is in romans 1-24-32 a clear picture of our culture
    hell awaits them what a sad state yet they think it is an acceptable
    life style and GOD will pass by there sin how sad 1cor6-9 also
    mentions sodomy and other sins which are practiced without
    real repentance in faith in jesus christ for salvation will
    be in hell based upon GOds word not mine
  • Zenaida
    We please Godby our faith and through faith alone, not by faith through works.
  • Bee
    Verses 11, 12 talk about the encouraging and positive results of meeting together with fellow believers. We not only receive encouragement but we want to make sure to give it to others to help them be firm in the faith.
  • Irene123
    to mockingbird on Romans .... ?; sorry, forgot the ch. anyway your comment was very good. I'm sure there is no way of your replying to this comment (I've never seen such on here). you sound like an apostolic ..... ?
  • MockingBird
    Faith is pleasing to God : Faith is the righteousness of God : Jesus is our righteousness and Jesus walked in Faith toward God : It is from Faith to Faith : This is a continual walk with God : You cannot have faith without being obedient to what you hear : Doing : From Faith to Faith . If you be willing and obedient , you shall eat the good of the land .
  • Gj
    In Romans 1 Paul humble himself explaining his call as an apostle in a servant manner. He do not boast about being a called apostle by God but a servant called of God. He greet them by telling of their faithful and how the whole world knew of it. We learn much just reading and meditating on Chapter 1. We learn of our indebtedness to all people, and that all have a need of Salvation. God be praised

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