Romans 1:5

“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By whom we haue receiued grace and Apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his Name,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about {the} obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:
- Basic English Bible

by whom we have received grace and apostleship in behalf of his name, for obedience of faith among all the nations,
- Darby Bible

By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name:
- Webster's Bible

through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples,
- Weymouth Bible

through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;
- World English Bible

bi whom we han resseyued grace and the office of apostle, to obeie to the feith in alle folkis for his name,
- Wycliffe Bible

through whom we did receive grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:5


1:5 By whom we have received - I and the other apostles. Grace and apostleship - The favour to be an apostle, and qualifications for it. For obedience to the faith in all nations - That is, that all nations may embrace the faith of Christ. For his name - For his sake; out of regard to him.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:5


Ro 1:5 By whom. Through Jesus Christ, who is the subject spoken of. We have received. Paul refers to himself, and perhaps to other apostles. Grace. The grace, the favor and mercy of heaven granted to all saints. Apostleship. All saints were not apostles, but one must be a saint to be an apostle. Without the general grace he could not have the special gift of apostleship. For obedience to the faith. The apostleship was given in order to lead all nations to obedience to the faith. "The faith" is a synonym for "the gospel". Observe that it is a system of obedience. In the apostolic age there were no recognized believers but obedient believers.

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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