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.
King James Bible
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout 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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:8 I thank - In the very entrance of this one epistle are the traces of all spiritual affections; but of thankfulness above all, with the expression of which almost all St. Paul's epistles begin. He here particularly thanks God, that what otherwise himself should have done, was done at Rome already. My God - This very word expresses faith, hope, love, and consequently all true religion. Through Jesus Christ - The gifts of God all pass through Christ to us; and all our petitions and thanksgivings pass through Christ to God. That your faith is spoken of - In this kind of congratulations St. Paul describes either the whole of Christianity, as Col 1:3, and c.; or some part of it, as 1Cor 1:5. Accordingly here he mentions the faith of the Romans, suitably to his design, Rom 1:12,17. Through the whole world - This joyful news spreading everywhere, that there were Christians also in the imperial city. And the goodness and wisdom of God established faith in the chief cities; in Jerusalem and Rome particularly; that from thence it might be diffused to all nations.
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)
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Sin in the Heart the Source of Error in the Head
But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere."
Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you.
But I ask, have the people of Israel actually heard the message? Yes, they have: "The message has gone throughout the earth, and the words to all the world."
But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong.
1 Corinthians 1:4
I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere,
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