Romans 11:13

“For I speake to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifie mine office:”

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Other Translations

For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
- King James Version

But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I speak to you that are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to you, Gentiles, in so far as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I make much of my position:
- Basic English Bible

For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as *I* am apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry;
- Darby Bible

For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:
- Webster's Bible

But to you Gentiles I say that, since I am an Apostle specially sent to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry,
- Weymouth Bible

For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;
- World English Bible

But Y seie to you, hethene men, for as longe as Y am apostle of hethene men, Y schal onoure my mynysterie,
- Wycliffe Bible

For to you I speak -- to the nations -- inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle of nations, my ministration I do glorify;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:13


11:13 I magnify my office - Far from being ashamed of ministering to the gentiles, I glory therein; the rather, as it may be a means of provoking my brethren to jealousy.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:13


Ro 11:13 I speak to you Gentiles. As an apostle to the Gentiles he reminded them of what they owed to the falling away of the Jews. Magnify mine office. Was active in his office seeking to convert as many Gentiles as possible, hoping thus "to provoke to emulation" his Jewish brethren (Ro 11:14).

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Vanessa
    God made a promise to Abraham he being the olive tree, the Church his people would be saved, by their boasting of being God's chosen we gentiles being heathens would never be worthy of God's grace, why God broke branches off, so we should live grateful,humble and walk in faith, giving thanks to the Father always , die to our fleshly ways so we may be saved, don't be boastful we can be cut off
  • Eric
    On the second paragraph of this chapter's commentary, I beg to differ. One Abraham is not the root but Christ is. We are are grafted in Christ as the olive tree for He alone is Holy and hence if the root be holy so are the branches. Second we are saved by grace hence made heirs through the faith of Christ and not Abraham, Abraham was mere man like the rest of us. John 1:12, we are children of God.
  • LYLE R SHORT
    The olive tree analogy is speaking only of Israel and Gentiles who became part of Israel. That has to be the case since the body of Christ never had or has conditional salvation, but Israel did. To truly understand this chapter one has to know all the rest of Paul's epistles. Israel, the body of Christ and the little flock of faithful Jews are separate entities.
  • Bob
    In it's context, Romans 9, 10 and 11 is to and about the nation of Israel, how they had it's standing with God, how they lost its' special standing when they rejected Christ and how they will be born again during Christ's second coming. They were born the first time in Exodus 4:22 when they were delivered out of Egypt and received the Old Covenant, they will be required to be born again.
  • D W L
    Amen, Alex Jesus said you Must be Born Again. Very easy to see there is no debate or what we think it’s MUST.
  • BSP
    Verse 33: there is no end to what we can learn about Jehovah God’s thoughts, words, or ways.

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