Romans 9:1

“I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I say the trueth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing mee witnesse in the holy Ghost,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say what is true in Christ, and not what is false, my mind giving witness with me in the Holy Spirit,
- Basic English Bible

I say [the] truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in [the] Holy Spirit,
- Darby Bible

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me testimony in the Holy Spirit,
- Webster's Bible

I am telling you the truth as a Christian man--it is no falsehood, for my conscience enlightened, as it is, by the Holy Spirit adds its testimony to mine--
- Weymouth Bible

I tell the truth in Christ. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit,
- World English Bible

I seie treuthe in Crist Jhesu, Y lye not, for my conscience berith witnessyng to me in the Hooli Goost,
- Wycliffe Bible

Truth I say in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing testimony with me in the Holy Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:1


9:1 In Christ - This seems to imply an appeal to him. In the Holy Ghost - Through his grace.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:1


Ro 9:1 The Rejection of the Jews SUMMARY OF ROMANS 9: Paul's Deep Sympathy for His Nation. God's Promise to the Jewish Race Not Void. The Argument That It Is Not. The Promise Is Not to See According to the Flesh, but a. Spiritual Seed. God Has a Right to Choose What Race He Will. As the Potter Has the Right to Choose What Race He Will. As the Potter Has the Right to Shape His Clay, So God Can Exalt or Reject a Race. The Acceptance of the Gentiles and the Rejection of the Jews. Foretold. A Remnant of Israel Saved. To understand the reasoning of this chapter, the reader must keep in mind the aim of the apostle. He had in the beginning of this letter shown that the gospel was God's power of salvation "to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Ro 1:16,17). But the Jews as a nation had rejected Christ, and God had rejected them. They were soon to be destroyed as a people and their land taken away. But the Jew fell back on the promises made to Abraham. Has God broken his promises? If Christ was the true Messiah, and the Jewish nation rejected, he held that the promise was made void. To answer their objection Paul shows (1) that the promise was not to all the fleshly seed of Abraham, but to the seed according to the promise; and (2) that God, in his sovereignty, has the right to choose a race or to pass it by at his will. The subject of individual and personal election is not in the mind of the apostle, but of the election of the Jews to be the chosen people, their rejection afterwards, and the choice of the Gentiles. Isaac, Esau and Jacob are the representatives of races. I say the truth in Christ. This affirmation is made so solemn because the Jews charged Paul with having forsaken his race. My conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost. He speaks as in the presence of Christ, with a conscience enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Romans 9

  • Wilda
    This is certainly not the first time I read this chapter, but as our living circumstances change so the word of God is recognized according to our needs. I find more so in recent times that I come to question the reckless speech, conduct and indulgence of persons who were raised having the privilege to attend Sunday School, people who have been taught the word of God as children.
  • Alex
    Just as isaac was the child of Promise under the old covenant, under the new covenant it THE HG. that is the child of Promise which is the N.B. IMMANUEL God with us,the multiplication of Abraham was just a metaphor for the multiplication of very God in humanity via the seed of the sower which is our new man, he is not born of the will of man nor of blood nor flesh but of the will of God th PROMISE
  • Alex
    Romans 9 tells us that ITS the children of Promise that are counted for the good seed, the children of the flesh are NOT the children of God, its the children of Promise that are THE good seed,which are them that are born of the SPIRIT,ETC the seed of Christ his seed being the WORD that is gonna be sown in us resulting in a birth of Christ in us, Immanuel GOD WITH US thus NEW INNERMAN th PROMISE
  • Edna
    Yes it was thru thy seed promised thru Abraham (Isaac) by faith not only to the Jews but also to the gentils not by the works of the law but thru faith
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Several key messages in this chapter- I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay make one vessel unto honour, another unto dishonour?
  • Ray321
    God saw that Jews were more Holy. Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: If God sees a remnant in Jews, then there's got to be lest Gentiles that believe in Jesus Christ.

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