Romans 1:5

“By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By whom we haue receiued grace and Apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his Name,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about {the} obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:
- Basic English Bible

by whom we have received grace and apostleship in behalf of his name, for obedience of faith among all the nations,
- Darby Bible

By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name:
- Webster's Bible

through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples,
- Weymouth Bible

through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;
- World English Bible

bi whom we han resseyued grace and the office of apostle, to obeie to the feith in alle folkis for his name,
- Wycliffe Bible

through whom we did receive grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:5


1:5 By whom we have received - I and the other apostles. Grace and apostleship - The favour to be an apostle, and qualifications for it. For obedience to the faith in all nations - That is, that all nations may embrace the faith of Christ. For his name - For his sake; out of regard to him.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:5


Ro 1:5 By whom. Through Jesus Christ, who is the subject spoken of. We have received. Paul refers to himself, and perhaps to other apostles. Grace. The grace, the favor and mercy of heaven granted to all saints. Apostleship. All saints were not apostles, but one must be a saint to be an apostle. Without the general grace he could not have the special gift of apostleship. For obedience to the faith. The apostleship was given in order to lead all nations to obedience to the faith. "The faith" is a synonym for "the gospel". Observe that it is a system of obedience. In the apostolic age there were no recognized believers but obedient believers.

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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