Romans 1:1

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul a seruant of Iesus Christ, called to bee an Apostle, separated vnto the Gospel of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called {as} an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called `to be' an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,
- Basic English Bible

Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, [a] called apostle, separated to God's glad tidings,
- Darby Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
- Webster's Bible

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, set apart to proclaim God's Good News,
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,
- World English Bible

Poul, the seruaunt of Jhesu Crist, clepid an apostle, departid in to the gospel of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, having been separated to the good news of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:1


1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ - To this introduction the conclusion answers, #Romans 15:15|, &c. Called to be an apostle - And made an apostle by that calling. While God calls, he makes what he calls. As the Judaizing teachers disputed his claim to the apostolical office, it is with great propriety that he asserts it in the very entrance of an epistle wherein their principles are entirely overthrown. And various other proper and important thoughts are suggested in this short introduction; particularly the prophecies concerning the gospel, the descent of Jesus from David, the great doctrines of his Godhead and resurrection, the sending the gospel to the gentiles, the privileges of Christians, and the obedience and holiness to which they were obliged in virtue of their profession. Separated - By God, not only from the bulk of other men, from other Jews, from other disciples, but even from other Christian teachers, to be a peculiar instrument of God in spreading the gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:1


Ro 1:1 Introduction. The Morals of Paganism SUMMARY OF ROMANS 1: Paul's Salutation to the Church at Rome. His Deep Interest in Its Welfare. His Confidence in the Gospel. It Is the Power of God. The Wrath of God. The Sins of the Gentile World. The Gentile World Under Condemnation. Paul. Instead of subscribing a name at the end of a letter, the custom was to introduce it at the beginning. See other Epistles of Paul. For Paul's name, see PNT "Ac 13:9". Called [to be] an apostle. "To be" is not in the original. Paul simply states that he is "a called apostle", not one appointed by men, but called by Jesus Christ. He was called when he "saw the Lord", an essential to apostleship. See notes on 1Co 9:1 Ac 26:16. His setting apart at Antioch was not this call, but it came direct from Jesus Christ (Ac 13:2). As some Judaizing teachers tried to destroy his apostolic authority, he found it necessary on several occasions to show that his commission was directly from the Lord. Separated. Set apart to the work of the gospel. Christ set him apart, and his whole life was consecrated to his divine glory.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Rena
    Verse 4 of this chapter is the key to understanding that the book of Romans compares and contrasts the sinful Adamic nature of mankind to the Holy nature of Jesus, God's Son. His Holiness is the basis for His resurrection, mankind's salvation, and our daily walk with Him.
  • Lilian
    For therein the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. The Just shall live by faith.
    We should walk by faith and not by sight
    Thank you Jesus for giving me faith without your faith as a gift given to me its impossible to please I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy shalom my Rock and my salvation amen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:18 FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Randy
    Hey there Austin! Yep, I hear what you're saying. It's funny, because the god they worship doesn't mind their godlessness. And they think they are moral. Verse 28 sure fits. Don't know your email.
  • Lawson
    Phil 4 verse 13 I can do all things thru Christ who strength me
  • Austin
    In Romans Chapter 1: 20-25 refers to people depicting God as something he's not. Like in verse 23 it says "they changed the glory of an uncorruptible God into an image made like corruptible to man ..." what that is saying along with the other verses you asked about, is that (man) meaning people of the world took god and made him something he is not. I can explain better if you contact me via email

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