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

  • 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.
  • Alinna david
    I so much look into vers 23

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