New Living Translation
God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son.
King James Bible
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Darby Bible Translation
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the glad tidings of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
World English Bible
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
Young's Literal Translation
for God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the good news of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 God, whom I serve - As an apostle. In my spirit - Not only with my body, but with my inmost soul. In the gospel - By preaching it.
LibraryThe Witness of the Resurrection
'Declared to be the Son of God with power, ... by the resurrection of the dead.'--ROMANS i. 4 (R.V.). It is a great mistake to treat Paul's writings, and especially this Epistle, as mere theology. They are the transcript of his life's experience. As has been well said, the gospel of Paul is an interpretation of the significance of the life and work of Jesus based upon the revelation to him of Jesus as the risen Christ. He believed that he had seen Jesus on the road to Damascus, and it was that appearance …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
Privilege and Obligation
Sin in the Heart the Source of Error in the Head
1 Samuel 12:23
"As for me, I will certainly not sin against the LORD by ending my prayers for you. And I will continue to teach you what is good and right.
Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high.
"But I admit that I follow the Way, which they call a cult. I worship the God of our ancestors, and I firmly believe the Jewish law and everything written in the prophets.
For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me,
With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it.
2 Corinthians 1:23
Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn't return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke.
2 Corinthians 11:10
As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, no one in all of Greece will ever stop me from boasting about this.
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