Romans 1:8
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New International Version
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

New Living Translation
Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world.

English Standard Version
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

Berean Study Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world.

Berean Literal Bible
First indeed, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed in all the world.

New American Standard Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.

King James Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world.

International Standard Version
First of all, I thank my God through Jesus the Messiah for all of you, because the news about your faith is being reported throughout the world.

NET Bible
First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

New Heart English Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
First, I thank my God in Yeshua The Messiah for all of you because your faith is heard in the whole world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for every one of you because the news of your faith is spreading throughout the whole world.

New American Standard 1977
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.

Jubilee Bible 2000
First, I thank my God through Jesus, the Christ, regarding you all, that your faith is preached in all the world.

King James 2000 Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

American King James Version
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

American Standard Version
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
First I give thanks to my God, through Jesus Christ, for you all, because your faith is spoken of in the whole world.

Darby Bible Translation
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world.

English Revised Version
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

Webster's Bible Translation
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

Weymouth New Testament
First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for what He has done for all of you; for the report of your faith is spreading through the whole world.

World English Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

Young's Literal Translation
first, indeed, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed in the whole world;
Study Bible
Paul's Desire to Visit Rome
7To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world. 9God, whom I serve with my spirit in preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you…
Cross References
Acts 28:22
But we consider your views worth hearing, because we know that people everywhere are speaking against this sect."

Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that, though you once were slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were committed.

Romans 10:18
But I ask, did they not hear? Indeed they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."

Romans 16:19
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 1:4
I always thank my God for you because of the grace He has given you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:15
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Ephesians 1:16
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers

Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:3
I thank my God every time I remember you.
Treasury of Scripture

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

I thank. See on

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

through.

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, …

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

that your.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore …

1 Thessalonians 1:8,9 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia …

the whole.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from …

Acts 11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the …

(8-17) The Apostle congratulates the Romans on the good report of them that he had heard. He had long and earnestly desired to visit them in person. Yes, even in Rome he must preach the gospel--of which he is not ashamed, but proud. It is fraught with nothing less than salvation itself alike to Jew and Gentile. In it is revealed that great plan or scheme of God by which man is made just before Him.

To the modern reader who does not make an effort to enter into the mind of the Apostle, the language of these verses, may seem too high-pitched for the occasion. It is not easy to realise the intensity with which St. Paul felt on what in any degree, however small, affected the spiritual life of those who acknowledged the same Master that he did. He had few of those petty distractions that we have. The whole force of his rich and impressible nature was concentrated upon this one subject; and his expressions reflect the state of tension in which he felt himself to be. Thus it is that they take a solemnity and earnestness to which an ordinary correspondence would not attain.

(8) I thank my God through Jesus Christ.--How can the Apostle be said to thank God through Jesus Christ? Christ is, as it were, the medium through whom God has been brought into close relation to man. Hence all intercourse between God and man is represented as passing through Him. He is not only the divine Logos by whom God is revealed to man, but He is also the Head of humanity by whom the tribute of thanks and praise is offered to God.

Throughout the whole world.--A hyperbole, which is the more natural as the Apostle is speaking of Rome, the centre and metropolis of the world as he knew it.

Verses 8-17. - B. Introduction, in which the writer expresses his strong interest in the Roman Church, his long-cherished desire to visit it, and the grounds of this desire. Verse 8. - First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of (rather, proclaimed) in the whole world. We observe here, as in other Epistles, St. Paul's way of beginning with complimentary language, and expression of thankfulness for the good he knew of in his readers. He thus intimates at the outset his own good feeling towards them, and predisposes them to take in good part any animadversions that may follow. "The whole world" is not, of course, to be taken literally, but as a phrase denoting general notoriety. Similarly in 1 Thessalonians 1:8, ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ. Any considerable number of converts in so important a place as Rome would be likely to become notorious in all Christian circles, and even outside them might have already begun to attract attention. First, I thank my God, through Jesus Christ, for you all,.... After the inscription and salutation, follows a thanksgiving, which begins the epistle: it is usual with the apostle in all his epistles to make requests for the churches, with thanksgivings for mercies; his view in it was, to glorify God, to testify his affection to the saints, and to show that all they had must be referred to the grace of God. The object of thanksgiving is God not merely as a creator and preserver, but as a Father, the Father of Christ, and our Father in Christ; as the one God, and our God, Father, Son, and Spirit. The apostle styles him, my God; which distinguishes him from all others, points out his particular interest in him, expresses his knowledge of him and faith in him, and demonstrates that what he did now, he did in faith. The person through whom thanks are given is Jesus Christ. There is no coming to God but through Christ, nor is any sacrifice either of prayer or praise acceptable without him, and since all we have come through him, it is but reasonable that thanks for them should be returned by and through him; the persons for whom this thanksgiving is made were all the Romans, all the saints at Rome, the members of the church there, of whatsoever rank and degree, and in whatsoever, state and condition; the thing for which the apostle was thankful for particularly was, not that their city was mistress of the whole world, and their fame for power, wealth, and grandeur, was spread abroad far and near; but, says he,

that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world; which shows that faith is a grace of great account: God has put an honour upon it, by making it the receiver of all his gifts, and that gives glory to God, and without it nothing is acceptable to him; it answers many excellent uses and purposes in experience; it is that by which saints live upon Christ in this world, and look to the glories of another. This also shows that the saints at Rome did not hide their faith in their breasts, but declared it to others; a public profession both of the grace and doctrine of faith is to be made, and constantly held; both are to be shown forth to others, by deeds as well as words; which greatly redounds to the honour of such churches, causes joy in other churches, and in all the ministers of the Gospel, and is the occasion of many thanksgivings to God. 8. your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world—This was quite practicable through the frequent visits paid to the capital from all the provinces; and the apostle, having an eye to the influence they would exercise upon others, as well as their own blessedness, given thanks for such faith to "his God through Jesus Christ," as being the source, according to his theology of faith, as of all grace in men.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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