Romans 1:8

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

First I thanke my God through Iesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.
- Basic English Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world.
- Darby Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- Webster's Bible

First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for what He has done for all of you; for the report of your faith is spreading through the whole world.
- Weymouth Bible

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.
- World English Bible

First Y do thankyngis to my God, bi Jhesu Crist, for alle you, for youre feith is schewid in al the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

first, indeed, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:8


1:8 I thank - In the very entrance of this one epistle are the traces of all spiritual affections; but of thankfulness above all, with the expression of which almost all St. Paul's epistles begin. He here particularly thanks God, that what otherwise himself should have done, was done at Rome already. My God - This very word expresses faith, hope, love, and consequently all true religion. Through Jesus Christ - The gifts of God all pass through Christ to us; and all our petitions and thanksgivings pass through Christ to God. That your faith is spoken of - In this kind of congratulations St. Paul describes either the whole of Christianity, as #Col 1:3|, &c.; or some part of it, as #1Cor 1:5|. Accordingly here he mentions the faith of the Romans, suitably to his design, #Rom 1:12|,17. Through the whole world - This joyful news spreading everywhere, that there were Christians also in the imperial city. And the goodness and wisdom of God established faith in the chief cities; in Jerusalem and Rome particularly; that from thence it might be diffused to all nations.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:8


Ro 1:8 First, I thank my God. The first thing he wishes to speak of is thankfulness for a fact he is about to state, viz., their faith is spoken of throughout the world. The church at Rome was as "a city set on a hill" (Mt 5:14). From every country where the gospel was planted, people were constantly going and returning to Rome, and hence the fact of there being a church in the great capital would be known everywhere.

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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