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

  • L S├ínchez
    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; thats why people separated of God make a high deep in the worst of their humanity, that why sometimes we listen about horrible news.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 1:1 PAUL A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST CALLED TO BE AN APOSTLE SEPARATED UNTO THE GOSPEL OF GOD 1:2 WHICH HE HAD PROMISED AFORE BY HIS PROPHETS IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
  • Lu2677
    Romans1:18-19,V.20"For the invisable things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen,being clearly understood by the that are made even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse," 21-22
  • Thanks to be a Christian.
    No mater what devils do, God remains supreme.
  • Lu2677
    Romans 1:28-32 (Even these people will some day do the following) Isaiah 45:23,Romans 14:11,Philipians 2:10, V.11 says"And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Whether they will be doing it in heaven or hell; God will judge.
  • A disciple
    A right understanding of the truth of God in Christ, will answer every miscalculation of men's thinking. The fact is, that God is absolutely going to "force" the world to submit under His Son Jesus Christ; and our assurance of this, is that He has raised Jesus from the dead and given Him ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth, and the Name above every name!We repent because we are warned in advance.

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