Romans 1:12
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New International Version
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.

New Living Translation
When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.

English Standard Version
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.

Berean Study Bible
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.

Berean Literal Bible
and, that is, to be encouraged together among you through the faith among one another, both of you and of me.

New American Standard Bible
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

King James Bible
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

International Standard Version
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

NET Bible
that is, that we may be mutually comforted by one another's faith, both yours and mine.

New Heart English Bible
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we will be comforted together in your faith and mine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What I mean is that we may be encouraged by each other's faith.

New American Standard 1977
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

King James 2000 Bible
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

American King James Version
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

American Standard Version
that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is to say, that I may be comforted together in you, by that which is common to us both, your faith and mine.

Darby Bible Translation
that is, to have mutual comfort among you, each by the faith [which is] in the other, both yours and mine.

English Revised Version
that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

Webster's Bible Translation
That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.

Weymouth New Testament
in other words that while I am among you we may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith, yours and mine.

World English Bible
that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

Young's Literal Translation
and that is, that I may be comforted together among you, through the faith in one another, both yours and mine.
Study Bible
Paul's Desire to Visit Rome
11For I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, 12that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.…
Cross References
Romans 1:11
For I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Romans 15:24
I hope to see you on my way to Spain. Then after I have enjoyed your company for a while, you can equip me for my journey.

2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
Treasury of Scripture

That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

that I may.

Romans 15:24,32 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I …

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

2 Corinthians 2:1-3 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to …

2 Corinthians 7:4-7,13 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of …

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, …

1 Thessalonians 3:7-10 Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction …

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I …

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, …

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

with you. or, in you. by the mutual.

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

(12) That is, that I may be comforted.--A beautiful touch of true courtesy. He is anxious to see them, that he may impart to them some spiritual gift. But no! He hastily draws back and corrects himself. He does not wish it to be implied that it is for him only to impart, and for them only to receive. He will not assume any such air of superiority. In the impulse of the moment, and in the expansiveness of his own heart, he had seemed to put it so; but his real meaning was that they should receive mutual comfort and edification.

Strictly, the idea of mutual comfort is drawn from the two verses combined, not from this singly. In the last verse the Romans were the subject: "That ye may be established." Here St. Paul himself is the subject: "That I may be comforted."

Comforted.--The Greek word has rather more of the sense of our "encouraged," though the idea of "comfort" is also contained in it. It is a similar word to that which is translated "comforter" in several passages in John 14, 15, 16 (where see Notes, and Excursus to St. John's Gospel).

Together with you.--Literally, that I may at the same time be comforted among you; that is, "that I may be comforted at the same time that you are comforted, by my intercourse with you, through that mutual faith which acts and reacts upon each of us." The Apostle looks to obtain benefit from his intercourse with the Roman Christians. He expects that their faith will help to increase his own.

There is a truth underlying the Apostle's courtesy which is not mere compliment. The most advanced Christian will receive something from the humblest. There are very few men whose "spirits are not finely touched" somewhere; and St. Paul was conscious that even an Apostle might not be equally strong at every point.

Verse 12. - That is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by each other's faith, yours and mine. The spirit of delicate courtesy here evinced, in addressing persons over whom one loss of a Christian gentleman than St. Paul was might have assumed a lordly tone, is apparent elsewhere in his Epistles (cf. Romans 15:15; Romans 16:19; 2 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 3:1, seq.; 2 Corinthians 8:8; 9:2), and especially the whole Epistle to Philemon. That is, that I may be comforted together with you,.... This is a further explanation of his view, in being desirous of coming to them, and preaching: the Gospel among them; for what makes for establishment, makes for comfort; and what makes for comfort, makes for establishment; and when souls are established, ministers are comforted as well as they; and whilst ministers are imparting their spiritual gifts for the use of others, they themselves are sometimes comforted of God in their work, and particularly when they find there is an agreement between their doctrine, and the experience of the saints:

by the mutual faith both of you and me. The grace of faith is the same in all the saints, and so is the doctrine of it, as dispensed by Christ's faithful ministers, and experimentally received and embraced by his people; the consideration of which has a very great influence on the comfort and establishment of each other; nor are any so perfect, but they may receive benefit from others, even though inferior to them. 12. That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me—"Not wishing to "lord it over their faith," but rather to be a "helper of their joy," the apostle corrects his former expressions: my desire is to instruct you and do you good, that is, for us to instruct and do one another good: in giving I shall also receive" [Jowett]. "Nor is he insincere in so speaking, for there is none so poor in the Church of Christ who may not impart to us something of value: it is only our malignity and pride that hinder us from gathering such fruit from every quarter" [Calvin]. How "widely different is the apostolic style from that of the court of Papal Rome!" [Bengel].1:8-15 We must show love for our friends, not only by praying for them, but by praising God for them. As in our purposes, so in our desires, we must remember to say, If the Lord will, Jas 4:15. Our journeys are made prosperous or otherwise, according to the will of God. We should readily impart to others what God has trusted to us, rejoicing to make others joyful, especially taking pleasure in communing with those who believe the same things with us. If redeemed by the blood, and converted by the grace of the Lord Jesus, we are altogether his; and for his sake we are debtors to all men, to do all the good we can. Such services are our duty.
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