Romans 9:2

“That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That I haue great heauinesse, and continuall sorrow in my heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That I am full of sorrow and pain without end.
- Basic English Bible

that I have great grief and uninterrupted pain in my heart,
- Darby Bible

That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
- Webster's Bible

when I declare that I have deep grief and unceasing anguish of heart.
- Weymouth Bible

that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
- World English Bible

for greet heuynesse is to me, and contynuel sorewe to my herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

that I have great grief and unceasing pain in my heart --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:2


9:2 I have great sorrow - A high degree of spiritual sorrow and of spiritual Joy may consist together, #Rom 8:39|. By declaring his sorrow for the unbelieving Jews, who excluded themselves from all the blessings he had enumerated, he shows that what he was now about to speak, he did not speak from any prejudice to them.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:2


Ro 9:2 That I have great heaviness, etc. Not so much that his countrymen are estranged from him, as that they were without the blessing of Christ.

Discussion for Romans 9:2

  • I think what Paul is saying is that he has great sorrow for the people that are not saved. He has great love for them and does NOT want them to go to hell. He loves them so much and wants them to believe in Christ.

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