Romans 1:8

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

First I thanke my God through Iesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.
- Basic English Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world.
- Darby Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- Webster's Bible

First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for what He has done for all of you; for the report of your faith is spreading through the whole world.
- Weymouth Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- World English Bible

First Y do thankyngis to my God, bi Jhesu Crist, for alle you, for youre feith is schewid in al the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

first, indeed, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:8


1:8 I thank - In the very entrance of this one epistle are the traces of all spiritual affections; but of thankfulness above all, with the expression of which almost all St. Paul's epistles begin. He here particularly thanks God, that what otherwise himself should have done, was done at Rome already. My God - This very word expresses faith, hope, love, and consequently all true religion. Through Jesus Christ - The gifts of God all pass through Christ to us; and all our petitions and thanksgivings pass through Christ to God. That your faith is spoken of - In this kind of congratulations St. Paul describes either the whole of Christianity, as #Col 1:3|, &c.; or some part of it, as #1Cor 1:5|. Accordingly here he mentions the faith of the Romans, suitably to his design, #Rom 1:12|,17. Through the whole world - This joyful news spreading everywhere, that there were Christians also in the imperial city. And the goodness and wisdom of God established faith in the chief cities; in Jerusalem and Rome particularly; that from thence it might be diffused to all nations.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:8


Ro 1:8 First, I thank my God. The first thing he wishes to speak of is thankfulness for a fact he is about to state, viz., their faith is spoken of throughout the world. The church at Rome was as "a city set on a hill" (Mt 5:14). From every country where the gospel was planted, people were constantly going and returning to Rome, and hence the fact of there being a church in the great capital would be known everywhere.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Brianna
    Vs. 20

    Very simple and makes sense. How can anyone look at the creation of the world and rule out that someone created it? Creation itself should tell you there is an intelligent designer. However, we can not rely on creation to tell us everything about Jehovah God. We must also read his word the Bible as it reveals the character of the Creator.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:28 AND EVEN AS THEY DID NOT LIKE TO RETAIN IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE MIND TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT CONVENIENT
  • Joan Travick
    Romans 1:1-2 references the scripture wherein GOD said, I will send you pastors and teachers after mine own heart. Paul's calling was a call of election by the WILL
  • Steve morrow
    john 20:29 JESUS saith unto him Thomas because thou hast seen ME thou hast believed blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a PROPHET from among their brethren like unto thee and will put MY words in HIS mouth and HE shall speak unto them all that I shall command HIM 19 and it shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto MY words which HE shall speak in MY name I will require it of him 20 but the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in MY name which I have not commanded him to speak or that shall speak in the name of other gods even that prophet shall die ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE SHLL SAY UNTO YOU 23 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT EVERY SOUL WHICH WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET SHALL BE DESTROYED FROM AMONG THE PEOPLE-------1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ACURSED O LORD COME-------
  • Irene123
    To Tony - The Lord and God Jesus Christ BLESS for your bold stand for His truth!!
  • Riikkaliina Turkki
    I think Romans 1:20 is a lovely verse: It assures me that God, our father of heavens, is taking care of us.

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