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

  • Lyle Lee
    These are the two sons of God, Israel his first born and Christianity his second born, each physical child reveals the spiritual child, the first born to Abraham Ishmael the second Isaac, God's first born son Israel, his second born Christianity, this is what is being taught here as the Apostle also taught in Galatians 4:21-31 in an allegory
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 9:13 AS IT IS WRITTEN JACOB HAVE I LOVED BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED MALACHI 1:3 AND I HATED ESAU AND LAID HIS MOUNTAINS AND HIS HERITAGE WASTE FOR THE DRAGONS OF THE WILDERNESS----HEBREWS 12:16 LEST THERE BE ANY FORNICATOR OR PROFANE PERSON AS ESAU WHO FOR ONE MORSEL OF MEAT SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT
  • Bill
    GOD hated Esau,because he sold his birthright
  • Irene123
    LaToya, 3/25/'14, V.3; God didn't hate Esau, God never hated even Hitler. God hates the SIN. Esau's sin was his self-righteousness in offering vegetables instead of a blood sacrifice; Heb. 9:22. God instituted blood sacrifice for sin in Gen. 3:21. The yearly blood sacrifice thereafter pointed to Jesus blood sacrifice ONCE FOR ALL. That's why God allowed the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D.cont
  • Wayne
    Irene, that goes, also, for Matt. 28:19. Think on it.
  • Elijah
    People refer to verses 15-23 to try and excuse themselves of fault for their own sin, but ignore verse 22 where the Lord shows he is long-suffering towards those who are unbelieving and disobedient. Why then is He long-suffering? Because His Word states "Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" -Ezekiel33:11 One of many verses in the Bible proving the Lord rather ALL to be saved. Nevertheless, God's patience and long-suffering towards the lost and unrepentant is not in vain if they do reject Him for He knew who would accept Him or not. If you choose to reject God's better ways for you and continue in your own... know that He has a purpose even for those who hate Him and either way He will be glorified and His will be done as it was with Pharaoh. Blessed be the King of Glory! For who can resist His just and perfect will?

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