Romans 15:8
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,

King James Bible
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

Darby Bible Translation
For I say that Jesus Christ became a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises of the fathers;

World English Bible
Now I say that Christ has been made a servant of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given to the fathers,

Young's Literal Translation
And I say Jesus Christ to have become a ministrant of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers,

Romans 15:8 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Now I say - I affirm, or maintain. I, a "Jew," admit that his work had reference to the Jews; I affirm also that it had reference to the Gentiles.

That Jesus Christ - That "the Messiah." The force of the apostle's reasoning would often be more striking if he would retain the word "Messiah," and not regard the word "Christ" as a mere surname. It is the name of his "office;" and to "a Jew" the name "Messiah" would convey much more than the idea of a mere proper name.

Was a minister of the circumcision - Exercized his office - the office of the Messiah - among the Jews, or with respect to the Jews, for the purposes which he immediately specifies. He was born a Jew; was circumcised; came "to" that nation; and died in their midst, without having gone himself to any other people.

For the truth of God - To confirm or establish the truth of the promises of God. He remained among them in the exercise of his ministry, to show that God was "true," who had said that the Messiah should come to them.

To confirm the promises ... - To "establish," or to show that the promises were true; see the note at Acts 3:25-26. The "promises" referred to here, are those particularly which related to the coming of the Messiah. By thus admitting that the Messiah was the minister of the circumcision, the apostle conceded all that the Jew could ask, that he was to be peculiarly "their" Messiah; see the note at Luke 24:47.

Romans 15:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
July 13. "Even Christ Pleased not Himself" (Rom. xv. 3).
"Even Christ pleased not Himself" (Rom. xv. 3). Let this be a day of self-forgetting ministry for Christ and others. Let us not once think of being ministered unto, but say ever with Him: "I am among you as He that doth serve." Let us not drag our burdens through the day, but drop all our loads of care and be free to carry His yoke and His burden. Let us make the happy exchange, giving ours and taking His. Let the covenant be: "Thou shalt abide for Me, I also for thee." So shall we lose our heaviest
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Two Fountains, one Stream
'That we, through patience and comfort of the Scriptures, might have hope.... 13. The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope.'--ROMANS xv. 4, 13. There is a river in Switzerland fed by two uniting streams, bearing the same name, one of them called the 'white,' one of them the 'grey,' or dark. One comes down from the glaciers, and bears half-melted snow in its white ripple; the other flows through a lovely valley, and is discoloured by its earth. They
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

The Scripture a Necessity.
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope."--Rom. xv. 4. That the Bible is the product of the Chief Artist, the Holy Spirit; that He gave it to the Church and that in the Church He uses it as His instrument, can not be over-emphasized. Not as tho He had lived in the Church of all ages, and given us in Scripture the record of that life, its origin and history, so that the life was the real substance
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Early History of Particular Churches.
A.D. 67-A.D. 500 Section 1. The Church of England. [Sidenote: St. Paul's visit to England.] The CHURCH OF ENGLAND is believed, with good reason, to owe its foundation to the Apostle St. Paul, who probably came to this country after his first imprisonment at Rome. The writings of Tertullian, and others in the second and third centuries speak of Christianity as having spread as far as the islands of Britain, and a British king named Lucius is known to have embraced the Faith about the middle of
John Henry Blunt—A Key to the Knowledge of Church History

Cross References
Proverbs 8:7
"For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Matthew 15:24
But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

Acts 3:26
"For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."

Romans 4:16
For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

2 Corinthians 1:20
For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

Jump to Previous
Behalf Christ Circumcised Circumcision Confirm Effect Fathers God's Israel Jesus Jews Meaning Minister Order Promises Servant Show Showing Sure Truth Truthfulness Undertakings Vindication
Jump to Next
Behalf Christ Circumcised Circumcision Confirm Effect Fathers God's Israel Jesus Jews Meaning Minister Order Promises Servant Show Showing Sure Truth Truthfulness Undertakings Vindication
Links
Romans 15:8 NIV
Romans 15:8 NLT
Romans 15:8 ESV
Romans 15:8 NASB
Romans 15:8 KJV

Romans 15:8 Bible Apps
Romans 15:8 Biblia Paralela
Romans 15:8 Chinese Bible
Romans 15:8 French Bible
Romans 15:8 German Bible

Romans 15:8 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Romans 15:7
Top of Page
Top of Page