Romans 1:2

“(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(Which he had promised afore by his Prophets in the holy Scriptures,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which he promised afore through his prophets in the holy scriptures,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Of which God had given word before by his prophets in the holy Writings,
- Basic English Bible

(which he had before promised by his prophets in holy writings,)
- Darby Bible

(Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures)
- Webster's Bible

which God had already promised through His Prophets in Holy Writ, concerning His Son,
- Weymouth Bible

which he promised before through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
- World English Bible

which he hadde bihote tofore bi his profetis in holi scripturis of his sone,
- Wycliffe Bible

which He announced before through His prophets in holy writings --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:2


1:2 Which he promised before - Of old time, frequently, solemnly. And the promise and accomplishment confirm each other. #De 18:18|; Isa 9:6,7; 53:1; 61:1; Jer 23:5.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:2


Ro 1:2 Which he had promised before, etc. This gospel was no innovation, but a fulfillment of God's long-cherished plans, and had been promised through the prophets of the Old Testament. Indeed the Old Testament is a system of types, shadows and promises pointing forward to the coming of Christ. "Of him have all the prophets borne witness" (Ac 10:43).

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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