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

  • 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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