Romans 1:9

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God is my witnesse, whom I serue with my spirit in the Gospel of his Sonne, that without ceasing I make mention of you, alwayes in my prayers,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the {preaching of the} gospel of His Son, is my witness {as to} how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers,
- Basic English Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the glad tidings of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- Darby Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,
- Webster's Bible

I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence,
- Weymouth Bible

For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
- World English Bible

For God is a witnesse to me, to whom Y serue in my spirit, in the gospel of his sone,
- Wycliffe Bible

for God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the good news of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:9


1:9 God, whom I serve - As an apostle. In my spirit - Not only with my body, but with my inmost soul. In the gospel - By preaching it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:9


Ro 1:9 For. This introduces a reason for his thankfulness. He feels so deep an interest in the cause of Christ in that great center that he prays for them daily. Serve with my spirit. Not an outward service, but of the whole heart, soul and life, in the gospel to which he is consecrated. The spirit is the highest part of a man's nature, and service with the spirit is the highest service. Make mention of you always. So, too, of the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. See Eph 1:15,16 Php 1:3 Col 1:3 1Th 1:2. Such statements show the deep solicitude of the apostle for the saints.

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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