Romans 16:19

“For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For your obedience is come abroad vnto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalfe: but yet I would haue you wise vnto that which is good, and simple concerning euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore over you: but I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all have knowledge of how you do what you are ordered. For this reason I have joy in you, but it is my desire that you may be wise in what is good, and without knowledge of evil.
- Basic English Bible

For your obedience has reached to all. I rejoice therefore as it regards you; but I wish you to be wise [as] to that which is good, and simple [as] to evil.
- Darby Bible

For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
- Webster's Bible

Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.
- Weymouth Bible

For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.
- World English Bible

But youre obedience is pupplischid in to euery place, therfor Y haue ioye in you. But Y wole that ye be wise in good thing, and symple in yuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

for your obedience did reach to all; I rejoice, therefore, as regards you, and I wish you to be wise, indeed, as to the good, and harmless as to the evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 16:19


16:19 But I would have you - Not only obedient, but discreet also. Wise with regard to that which is good - As knowing in this as possible. And simple with regard to that which is evil - As ignorant of this as possible.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 16:19


Ro 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. Your reputation as Good Christians is so well known that you ought not to be deceived by these false teachers.

Discussion for Romans 16

  • Ray321
    Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, We must read all Paul's mysteries in order to understand the Grace age of the Jesus Christ our Lord in the Body of the Church. MYSTERIES
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    Leave every one that works us alone. Just go after the people that fight against us
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 16:26 BUT NOE IS MADE MANIFEST AND --- BY THE SCRIPTURES --- OF THE PROPHETS ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT OF THE EVERLASTING GOD MADE KNOWN TO ALL NATIONS FOR THE --- OBEDIENCE --- OF FAITH 1 THESSALONIANS 5:21 PROVE ALL THINGS HOLD FAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD MARK 10:18 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE THAT IS GOD
  • Wayne
    Butch, many are made Christians by taking Christ as personal Saviour. Shouldn't be sad for you that others are saved. Living in victory. Don't try to limit the Lord by your understanding alone. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are limitless in scope and action. Man tries to limit the work of the Saviour. He'll do as is needed to keep souls out of the fire. Victorious living. GBU
  • Jim Kirkpatrick Romans 16:25
    Romans 16:25 " The mystery" is refered to as when Paul was with Jesus for over 3 years in the desert learning about what to teach the Gentiles regarding their new salvation found in Christ. God knew about this from the beginning of time and it was hid from mankind until this period of time with Paul
  • Irene123
    I agree with Sylvia of 7 mos. ago to J. Thomas. But, to take it further - Acts 14:18 - " ... scarce restrained the people from doing sacrifice to them". I know that's not verbatim, but the sense is there. So-called 'saints' in some churches have candles lit to them and prayers to them - in that saints name , which is un-biblical. A true saint does not WANT to be worshipped. They are - humble .

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