Romans 1:12

“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that is, that I may be encouraged together with you {while} among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.
- Basic English Bible

that is, to have mutual comfort among you, each by the faith [which is] in the other, both yours and mine.
- Darby Bible

That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.
- Webster's Bible

in other words that while I am among you we may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith, yours and mine.
- Weymouth Bible

that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
- World English Bible

that ye be confermyd, that is, to be coumfortid togidere in you, bi feith that is bothe youre and myn togidere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and that is, that I may be comforted together among you, through the faith in one another, both yours and mine.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:12


1:12 That is, I long to be comforted by the mutual faith both of you and me - He not only associates the Romans with, but even prefers them before, himself. How different is this style of the apostle from that of the modern court of Rome!


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:12


Ro 1:12 That is. Such a result would minister to the mutual comfort of Paul and the church. If they are "established", he will be comforted in them. The idea is that his faith will be a comfort and strength to them, and he will be encouraged and strengthened by their faith. Thus they will be mutual helpers. How different the humble apostolic style of address from that of a Roman bishop!

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Mark Rasbury
    Salvation is for all who believes as it states in verse 16. This is a great reminder that the Lord loves everyone.
  • Bruce
    John: Thank you John for your testimony. We are the light of the world! Most churches are in a sea of darkness! If others can see Christ in us then there's hope they can get off the Broadway.
  • John
    Rom. 1:15,16 says "I am ready to declare or preach the gospel unto you." Numberous authorities and Barna polls show that less than 2% of the church share their faith. Shame on Us. If we say that we love the world than we must tell our neighbours that God has appointed a Day when He will judge the World in righteousness. Baking a pie won't do it. It is declaring the Gospel that is the Power of God.
  • Felicia
    Verse 20
    It is true that Jesus Christ can only be found in scripture but you can see the fingerprint of God everywhere in creation. If we reject God's existence, it may not be because of lack of evidence but it is because we have too much of it and we don't want to acknowledge it. Thank you Lord for your long suffering. Forgive us for provoking you all the time. You are a great God Jehovah!
  • Irene123
    AMEN and again - AMEN!!! Tony Searight. Thank-you, His people care about the youth!!
  • Antonio
    Romans (the Book as a whole) is a treatise in itself. I read the ROMANS thinking it was for Roman Catholics, that some bishop had written for "us" it had a powerful effect in me. I came to Christ. Romans 1 tells me of the "imputed righteousness" which comes as a result of faith.
    verse 1:4 that Jesus resurected and is alive. and the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation for all.

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