English Standard Version
through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,
King James Bible
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
American Standard Version
through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;
By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith, in all nations, for his name;
English Revised Version
through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake:
Webster's Bible Translation
By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name:
Weymouth New Testament
through whom we have received grace and Apostleship in His service in order to win men to obedience to the faith, among all Gentile peoples,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
We have received (ἐλάβομεν)
Aorist tense. Rev., we received. The categorical plural, referring to Paul, and not including the other apostles, since the succeeding phrase, among all the nations, points to himself alone as the apostle to the Gentiles.
Grace and apostleship
Grace, the general gift bestowed on all believers: apostleship, the special manifestation of grace to Paul. The connecting καὶ and, has the force of and in particular. Compare Romans 15:15, Romans 15:16.
For obedience to the faith (εἰς ὑπακοὴν πίστεως)
Rev., unto obedience of faith. Unto marks the object of the grace and apostleship: in order to bring about. Obedience of faith is the obedience which characterizes and proceeds from faith.
Or Gentiles. Not geographically, contrasting the inhabitants of the world, Jew and Gentile, with the Jews strictly so called, dwelling in Palestine, but Gentiles distinctively, for whom Paul's apostleship was specially instituted. See on Luke 2:32, and compare note on 1 Peter 2:9.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for obedience to the faith. or, to the obedience of faith. ch.
among. See on
for his name.
to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place."
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience--by word and deed,
but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith--
was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;
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