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

  • Sutton
    Romans 1 is about all sinners gay or straight that our ways and thoughts are as he says as far from his as the earth is the heavens. God loves all his creation, but he hates the choices of our free will against anything he has designed it and things to be. Romans 1 is my self examination of myself and seeing my every second need for My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
  • Joe
    Some may not like my view, but I definitely believe the message in vs 24 thru 32 is very clear - being gay or lesbian goes against God's word. Sincere repentence and being born again is the answer.
  • C. H.
    This passage is about the tribe of Dan idol worshiping.
  • Wayne
    deanne what do you think paul was trying to say in romans 1 26
  • Jackson Rufus
    The book of Roman Chapter 1 is a holistic inspiration of God Almighty. It proves the truthfulness and existent of Our God and father in all things he created. For out of nothing he brought out what that exist to be. For there is Almighty God existent in all things he created, living and non living things. Even non living things such as rock are empirically alive un to God and not abstract.
  • Deanne
    There is no cultural indication, no doctrinal indication, no historical indication, no linguistic indication, no literary indication, no religious indication, that Paul intended to blast lesbians and gays in Romans 1:26-27.

Bible Options