Romans 1:11

“For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I long to see you, that I may impart vnto you some spirituall gift, to the end you may be established,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;
- Basic English Bible

For I greatly desire to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to establish you;
- Darby Bible

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
- Webster's Bible

For I am longing to see you, in order to convey to you some spiritual help, so that you may be strengthened;
- Weymouth Bible

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that you may be established;
- World English Bible

For Y desire to se you, to parten sumwhat of spiritual grace,
- Wycliffe Bible

for I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, that ye may be established;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:11


1:11 That I may impart to you - Face to face, by laying on of hands, prayer, preaching the gospel, private conversation. Some spiritual gift - With such gifts the Corinthians, who had enjoyed the presence of St. Paul, abounded, #1Cor 1:7|; 12:1; 14:1. So did the Galatians likewise, #Gal 3:5|; and, indeed, all those churches which had had the presence of any of the apostles had peculiar advantages in this kind, from the laying on of their hands, #Acts 19:6|; 8:17, &c., #2Tim 1:6|. But as yet the Romans were greatly inferior to them in this respect; for which reason the apostle, in the twelfth chapter also, says little, if any thing, of their spiritual gifts. He therefore desires to impart some, that they might be established; for by these was the testimony of Christ confirmed among them. That St. Peter had no more been at Rome than St. Paul, at the time when this epistle was wrote, appears from the general tenor thereof, and from this place in particular: for, otherwise, what St. Paul wishes to impart to the Romans would have been imparted already by St. Peter.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:11


Ro 1:11 I long to see you. He had a special reason for visiting Rome. No apostle had ever visited the city. None of the spiritual gifts which were conferred by the imposition of apostolic hands had been conferred in Rome. If any of the brethren enjoyed them, as Ro 12:6 seems to imply, they have received them elsewhere, and he desires to impart them there (see PNT "Ac 19:6"). Spiritual gift is used in the sense of a supernatural gift. See 1Co 12:1,4. It is a gift conferred by the Spirit. Elsewhere the phrase "spiritual gifts" refers to extraordinary gifts. There is no recorded instance in the New Testament of any one working miracles who was not an apostle, or who had not received the gift through the imposition of apostolic hands. See notes on Ac 6:8 8:14. To the end. All these gifts of the Spirit were imparted for a purpose. The purpose in the mind of Paul was that they may be established; that saints might be strengthened and the cause of Christ made stronger. The agent would be the Holy Spirit; Paul the instrument.

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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