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

  • A disciple
    Steve morrow, I agree with you 100%! It is one of many things that the "Western" world has thrown off and rejected, that the Lord commands obedience and subjection of the women in the Assembly. They somehow feel that they are above such things, and don't have to obey; but there is good reason for the woman being ordered to keep silence; and a real woman of God will not teach or dominate over men.
  • Steve morrow
    Irene 123 do you mean the words that you agree with --- not all the words??? 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 1 TIMOTHY 1:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION 1:12 BUT I SUFFER NO A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
  • Bruce
    THAT MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD. Luke 4:4
  • Irene123
    People are always stating, concerning the Bible, "I believe", "I think", "my opinion": what Jesus said after His 40 days of fasting and praying when satan came to him was, "IT IS WRITTEN ..... "
  • Irene123
    To Joey on 12 15 '15 - What Peter wrote, what Paul wrote, what James wrote, what Jude wrote, are all from the 'mouth' of GOD. ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God. Who is - JESUS Jesus Jehovah in O.T. is God's name.
  • Irene123
    In Acts, Paul's conversion had not had time to reach Jerusalem when first he went there. In his letter he had been converted for quite some time and was well known and known of in Jesus' church, altho' he hadn't personally been to the Rome church as yet. The things of Rom. happened AFTER the things of Acts. "Come now, let us reason together ....." Isa.1:18.

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