Romans 1:5
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

King James Bible
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Darby Bible Translation
by whom we have received grace and apostleship in behalf of his name, for obedience of faith among all the nations,

World English Bible
through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;

Young's Literal Translation
through whom we did receive grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, in behalf of his name;

Romans 1:5 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:5 By whom we have received - I and the other apostles. Grace and apostleship - The favour to be an apostle, and qualifications for it. For obedience to the faith in all nations - That is, that all nations may embrace the faith of Christ. For his name - For his sake; out of regard to him.

Romans 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The 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
'To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints.'--ROMANS i. 7. This is the address of the Epistle. The first thing to be noticed about it, by way of introduction, is the universality of this designation of Christians. Paul had never been in Rome, and knew very little about the religious stature of the converts there. But he has no hesitation in declaring that they are all 'beloved of God' and 'saints.' There were plenty of imperfect Christians amongst them; many things to rebuke; much
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Paul's Longing
'I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12. That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me.'--ROMANS i. 11, 12. I am not wont to indulge in personal references in the pulpit, but I cannot but yield to the impulse to make an exception now, and to let our happy circumstances mould my remarks. I speak mainly to mine own people, and I must trust that other friends who may hear or read my words will
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Sin in the Heart the Source of Error in the Head
ROMANS i. 28.--"As they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind." In the opening of the most logical and systematic treatise in the New Testament, the Epistle to the Romans, the apostle Paul enters upon a line of argument to demonstrate the ill-desert of every human creature without exception. In order to this, he shows that no excuse can be urged upon the ground of moral ignorance. He explicitly teaches that the pagan knows that there is one Supreme
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Cross References
Acts 1:25
as an apostle to replace Judas in this ministry, for he has deserted us and gone where he belongs."

Acts 6:7
So God's message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said, "Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.

Romans 12:3
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Romans 15:18
Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through me, bringing the Gentiles to God by my message and by the way I worked among them.

Romans 16:26
But now as the prophets foretold and as the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him.

Galatians 1:16
to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being.

Jump to Previous
Apostleship Faith Gentile Gentiles Grace Name's Nations Obedience Order Peoples Receive Received Sake Sending Service Win
Jump to Next
Apostleship Faith Gentile Gentiles Grace Name's Nations Obedience Order Peoples Receive Received Sake Sending Service Win
Links
Romans 1:5 NIV
Romans 1:5 NLT
Romans 1:5 ESV
Romans 1:5 NASB
Romans 1:5 KJV

Romans 1:5 Bible Apps
Romans 1:5 Biblia Paralela
Romans 1:5 Chinese Bible
Romans 1:5 French Bible
Romans 1:5 German Bible

Romans 1:5 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Romans 1:4
Top of Page
Top of Page