Romans 1:14

“I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am debter both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians, both to the wise, and to the vnwise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have a debt to Greeks and to the nations outside; to the wise and to those who have no learning.
- Basic English Bible

I am a debtor both to Greeks and barbarians, both to wise and unintelligent:
- Darby Bible

I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians, both to the wise, and to the unwise.
- Webster's Bible

I am already under obligations alike to Greek-speaking races and to others, to cultured and to uncultured people:
- Weymouth Bible

I am debtor both to Greeks and to foreigners, both to the wise and to the foolish.
- World English Bible

To Grekis and to barberyns, to wise men and to vnwise men,
- Wycliffe Bible

Both to Greeks and to foreigners, both to wise and to thoughtless, I am a debtor,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:14


1:14 To the Greeks and the barbarians - He includes the Romans under the Greeks; so that this division comprises all nations. Both to the wise, and the unwise - For there were unwise even among the Greeks, and wise even among the barbarians. I am a debtor to all - I am bound by my divine mission to preach the gospel to them.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:14


Ro 1:14 I am a debtor. He owed it, or was under obligation to preach the gospel both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians. The Greeks called other people but themselves barbarians, but in the apostolic age the Romans were excepted. The cultured Greeks and the proud Romans looked with contempt on all other races. Paul is a debtor to both, and must give them the gospel. Hence he is so anxious to labor at Rome. Both to the wise, and to the and unwise. Here the division into two classes turns on knowledge, instead of race. His meaning is that the gospel must be offered to every class.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Burris
    I like the book of Romans, we had this chapter in Sunday School the other Sunday ago, I notice the writer left out the 26 -29 verses. Its talking about how man has left his natural affection for a woman and has turn to man, men with men and women with women. the bible is right I don't care how many laws man make up and changed. We as Christian need to stand up for whats right.
  • Charity Baker
    Roman l speaks of God's revelation of " The Just shall live by faith." 17 He is speaking against all ungodliness and unrighteousness. 18 Man depravity to serve the creature and not the Creator, becoming darken or without understanding.21 Their hearts turned against God to dishonor their own bodies.24 They did not want to retain God in their knowledge and were turned over to a reprobate mind.28
  • Tony Searight- Searight Investments For Youth
    THE KEY TO IT ALL ....
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
  • 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

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