Romans 1:9

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God is my witnesse, whom I serue with my spirit in the Gospel of his Sonne, that without ceasing I make mention of you, alwayes in my prayers,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the {preaching of the} gospel of His Son, is my witness {as to} how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers,
- Basic English Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the glad tidings of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- Darby Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,
- Webster's Bible

I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence,
- Weymouth Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
- World English Bible

For God is a witnesse to me, to whom Y serue in my spirit, in the gospel of his sone,
- Wycliffe Bible

for God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the good news of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:9


1:9 God, whom I serve - As an apostle. In my spirit - Not only with my body, but with my inmost soul. In the gospel - By preaching it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:9


Ro 1:9 For. This introduces a reason for his thankfulness. He feels so deep an interest in the cause of Christ in that great center that he prays for them daily. Serve with my spirit. Not an outward service, but of the whole heart, soul and life, in the gospel to which he is consecrated. The spirit is the highest part of a man's nature, and service with the spirit is the highest service. Make mention of you always. So, too, of the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. See Eph 1:15,16 Php 1:3 Col 1:3 1Th 1:2. Such statements show the deep solicitude of the apostle for the saints.

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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