Romans 1:7
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New International Version
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation
I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

English Standard Version
To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

New American Standard Bible
to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Bible
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To all who are in Rome, loved by God, called as saints. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

International Standard Version
To: Everyone in Rome, loved by God and called to be holy. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!

NET Bible
To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called and holy: Peace and grace be with you from God Our Father and from Our Lord, Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To everyone in Rome whom God loves and has called to be his holy people. Good will and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are yours!

Jubilee Bible 2000
to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints; ye have grace and peace of God our Father and of the Lord Jesus, the Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

American King James Version
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

American Standard Version
To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be'saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To all that are at Rome, the beloved of God, called to be saints. Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and [our] Lord Jesus Christ.

English Revised Version
To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
To all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
To all God's loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

World English Bible
to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints; Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-7 The doctrine of which the apostle Paul wrote, set forth the fulfilment of the promises by the prophets. It spoke of the Son of God, even Jesus the Saviour, the promised Messiah, who came from David as to his human nature, but was also declared to be the Son of God, by the Divine power which raised him from the dead. The Christian profession does not consist in a notional knowledge or a bare assent, much less in perverse disputings, but in obedience. And all those, and those only, are brought to obedience of the faith, who are effectually called of Jesus Christ. Here is, 1. The privilege of Christians; they are beloved of God, and are members of that body which is beloved. 2. The duty of Christians; to be holy, hereunto are they called, called to be saints. These the apostle saluted, by wishing them grace to sanctify their souls, and peace to comfort their hearts, as springing from the free mercy of God, the reconciled Father of all believers, and coming to them through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints (cf. κλητὸς ἀπόστολον, in ver. 1). Bengel's view, that by ἀγαπητοῖς Θεοῦ are specially meant the Jewish Christians, as being "beloved for the fathers' sakes" (Romans 11:28), and by κλητοῖς ἁγίοις the Gentile converts, is untenable. Both phrases are applicable to all. The word ἁγίοι, be it observed, is elsewhere used to denote all Christians, without implying eminence in personal holiness (cf. 1 Peter 2:9, ὑμεῖς δὲ... ἕθνος ἄγιον). Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The union, here and elsewhere, of Jesus Christ with the Father as imparting heavenly blessing, implies his Deity no less than any dogmatic statement could do; for it is surely impossible to conceive the apostle thus associating with the Godhead one whom he regarded as a mere human being. The same form of benediction is found at the beginning of all St. Paul's Epistles, and there can be no doubt that its meaning is as given above. For, though here, in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and Philemon, this collocation of words might allow the rendering, "Grace... from God, the Father of us and of the Lord Jesus Christ," yet in Galatians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus, it is obviously inadmissible. And even without these instances the true meaning would have been probable from ἡμῶν coming before Ἰησοῦ Ξριστοῦ. If the apostle had intended to express a common Fatherhood of God, he would surely not have written, "Our Father and Christ's," but rather, "Christ's and ours" (cf. John 20:17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

To all that be in Rome,.... These words contain both the inscription of the epistle, and the apostle's usual salutation, as in all his epistles, The inscription of it is not to the Roman emperor; nor to the Roman senate, nor to all the inhabitants in Rome; but to all the saints there, whether rich or poor, bond or free, male or female, Jew or Gentile, without any distinction, being all one in Christ Jesus: and these are described as

beloved of God; not for any loveliness there was in them, nor because of any love in them to God, nor on account of their obedience and righteousness; but through the free favour and sovereign will and pleasure of God, who loved them before he called them, even from eternity, and will love them to eternity; which love of his is the source and spring of all the blessings of grace, and, among the rest, of the effectual calling: hence this character is set before the following one,

called to be saints; not born so, nor become so through their own power, but were so by calling grace, as a fruit of everlasting love; men are first beloved of the Lord, and then called to be his saints. The salutation follows; the things wished for in it are,

grace to you, and peace: by "grace" is not meant ministerial gifts, which are not common to all the saints; nor the Gospel, which was at Rome already; nor the love and favour of God, which these persons were sharers in, as appears from their above characters; nor the principle of grace, which was now formed there in their effectual calling; but an increase of grace, as to its degrees, acts, and exercise; every grace is imperfect in this respect, and those who have the most stand in need of more; there is such a thing as growing in grace, which is very desirable, and may be expected from God, who is able to make all grace to abound, and has promised to give more: by "peace" is meant, peace with God through Christ; peace in their own consciences, and with one another; all manner of prosperity inward and outward here, and eternal happiness hereafter. The persons from whom these are desired are,

God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; God the Father of Christ is spoken of as our Father, which is by adoption; partly to engage fear and reverence of him at his throne; and partly to encourage freedom and boldness there, and an expectation of receiving every blessing of grace from him: "the Lord Jesus Christ" is mentioned, as being the person through whom, and for whose sake, all the blessings of grace and peace are communicated to us; and being put upon a level with the Father in these petitions, shows him to be equal with him, and so truly and properly God. "Grace" may be thought to be particularly wished for from the Father, though not exclusive of Christ, since he is the God of all grace, who has treasured up a fulness of it in his Son. And "peace" may be considered as desired to be had from Christ, though not exclusive of the Father; since the covenant of peace was made with him, the chastisement of peace was laid on him, and he has made peace by the blood of his cross, and is the giver of it to his people.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. beloved of God—(Compare De 33:12; Col 3:12).

Grace, &c.—(See on [2175]Joh 1:14).

and peace—the peace which Christ made through the blood of His cross (Col 1:20), and which reflects into the believing bosom "the peace of God which passeth all understanding" (Php 4:7).

from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ—"Nothing speaks more decisively for the divinity of Christ than these juxtapositions of Christ with the eternal God, which run through the whole language of Scripture, and the derivation of purely divine influences from Him also. The name of no man can be placed by the side of the Almighty. He only, in whom the Word of the Father who is Himself God became flesh, may be named beside Him; for men are commanded to honor Him even as they honor the Father (Joh 5:23)" [Olshausen].

Romans 1:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Greetings to the Saints in Rome
6among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; 7to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Cross References
Numbers 6:25
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

Acts 9:13
"Lord," Ananias answered, "I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.

Romans 5:5
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:39
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ--their Lord and ours:

1 Corinthians 1:3
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

2 Corinthians 1:2
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:3
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 1:2
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:2
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:2
To God's holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.

1 Thessalonians 1:4
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,

2 Thessalonians 1:2
Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon 1:3
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 John 1:3
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father's Son, will be with us in truth and love.

Revelation 1:4
John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,
Treasury of Scripture

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

To all.

Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner…

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy …

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

1 Peter 1:1,2 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout …

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

Revelation 2:1,8,12,18,29 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he …

Revelation 3:1,7,14,22 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said …

beloved.

Romans 9:25 As he said also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not …

Deuteronomy 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety …

Psalm 60:5 That your beloved may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me.

Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, …

called.

Romans 1:6 Among whom are you also the called of Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also …

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner …

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain …

Grace.

1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: …

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians …

2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

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

Philemon 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, …

2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from …

Jude 1:2 Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Revelation 1:4,5 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

peace. See on ch.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

God.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Matthew 6:8,9 Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things …

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this …

Philippians 4:20 Now to God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians …

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

and the Lord.

Acts 7:59,60 And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, …

1 Corinthians 16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me…

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

Galatians 6:18 Brothers, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Ephesians 6:23,24 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father …

Philippians 4:13,23 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me…

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct …

1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

2 Thessalonians 3:16,18 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. …

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Philemon 1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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