Romans 15:20

“Yea, so haue I striued to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build vpon another mans foundation:”

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Other Translations

Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
- King James Version

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was {already} named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yea, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was `already' named, that I might not build upon another man's foundation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Making it my purpose not to take the good news where Christ was named, so that my work might not be resting on that of others;
- Basic English Bible

and so aiming to announce the glad tidings, not where Christ has been named, that I might not build upon another's foundation;
- Darby Bible

And so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
- Webster's Bible

making it my ambition, however, not to tell the Good News where Christ's name was already known, for fear I should be building on another man's foundation.
- Weymouth Bible

yes, making it my aim to preach the Good News, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another's foundation.
- World English Bible

And so Y haue prechid this gospel, not where Crist was named, lest Y bilde vpon anotheres ground, but as it is writun,
- Wycliffe Bible

and so counting it honour to proclaim good news, not where Christ was named -- that upon another's foundation I might not build --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 15:20


15:20 Not where Christ had been named - These places he generally declined, though not altogether, having an holy ambition (so the Greek word means) to make the first proclamation of the gospel in places where it was quite unheard of, in spite of all the difficulty and dangers that attended it. Lest I should only build upon another man's foundation - The providence of God seemed in a special manner, generally, to prevent this, though not entirely, lest the enemies of the apostle, who sought every occasion to set light by him, should have had room to say that he was behind other apostles, not being sufficient for planting of churches himself, but only for preaching where others had been already; or that he declined the more difficult part of the ministry


People's Bible Notes for Romans 15:20


Ro 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach. He declares the fixed policy of his ministry not to preach where Christ had been heard, but in new fields. Where other apostles or evangelists had laid a foundation, he did not seek to build. Compare 2Co 10:12-16. As no apostle or great evangelist had yet visited Rome, his letter to the Romans was no violation of his principle.

Discussion for Romans 15

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:4 for whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE --- FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS --- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lilian
    Brethen love ye one another as Jesus loves us theres no greater in this world other than the Love of Jesus and his blood shed for us amen
  • Ivy Johnson
    Paul wanted the Christians in Rome to know that he planned to visit there! Both Jews and Gentiles were recipent’s of his letter. He emphasizes that man's justification before God depends on the mercy of Christ and not on the law of Moses. Paul gives his reason for the Epistle and review some of their characteristics. Various personal greetings are extended in
    conclusion of this writing!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:14 AND I MYSELF ALSO AM PERSUADED OF YOU MY BRETHREN THAT YOU ALSO ARE FULL OF GOODNESS FILLED WITH ALL KNOWWLEDGE ABLE ALSO TO ADMONISH ONE ANOTHER ROMANS 10:1 brethren my hearts desire and prayer to GOD for Israel --- is that they might be saved --10:2-- for I bear them record that they have a zeal of GOD but not according to knowledge
  • PAUL ANTONIO BENJAMIN
    Romans 15 Was Quite the Truth Our Father in Heaven and On EARTH, that GOD Our Father will always Love US. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Steve morrow
    INTERPRETATION ???? ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed GALATIANS 1:11 FOR I CERTIFY YOU BRETHREN THAT THE GOSPEL WHICH WAS PREACHED OF ME IS NOT AFTER MAN --1:12-- FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED OF MAN NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT IT **** BUT BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST ****

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