Romans 1:9
New International Version
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

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.

English Standard Version
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you

Berean Study Bible
God, whom I serve with my spirit in preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

Berean Literal Bible
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of His Son, is my witness how unceasingly I make mention of you,

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;

New King James Version
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,

New American Standard Bible
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

NASB 1995
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

NASB 1977
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

Amplified Bible
For God, whom I serve with my spirit by preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how continuously I mention you

Christian Standard Bible
God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about his Son—that I constantly mention you,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For God, whom I serve with my spirit in telling the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you,

American Standard Version
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For God is calling me to testify, whom I serve by The Spirit in The Gospel of his Son, that without ceasing, I am always reminded of you in my prayers,

Contemporary English Version
God has seen how I never stop praying for you, while I serve him with all my heart and tell the good news about his Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make a commemoration of you;

English Revised Version
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers

Good News Translation
God is my witness that what I say is true--the God whom I serve with all my heart by preaching the Good News about his Son. God knows that I remember you

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I serve God by spreading the Good News about his Son. God is my witness that I always mention you

International Standard Version
For God, whom I serve with my spirit by preaching the gospel about his Son, is my witness how constantly I mention you

Literal Standard Version
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,

NET Bible
For God, whom I serve in my spirit by preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness that I continually remember you

New Heart English Bible
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how I constantly mention you

Weymouth New Testament
I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Desire to Visit Rome
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world. 9 God, whom I serve with my spirit in preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10in my prayers at all times, asking that now at last by God’s will I may succeed in coming to you.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. And I will continue to teach you the good and right way.

Job 16:19
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high.

Acts 24:14
I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Acts 27:23
For just last night an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood beside me

Romans 9:1
I speak the truth in Christ; I am not lying, as confirmed by my conscience in the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 11:10
As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia.


Treasury of Scripture

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;

God.

Romans 9:1
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Job 16:19
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

2 Corinthians 1:23
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

whom.

Acts 27:23
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

Philippians 2:22
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

Colossians 1:28,29
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: …

with.

John 4:23,24
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him…

Acts 19:21
After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

1 Corinthians 14:14,15
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful…

the.

Mark 1:1
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Acts 3:26
Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

1 John 5:9-12
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son…

that.

1 Samuel 12:23
Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

Luke 18:1
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Acts 12:5
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.









(9) Proof that the Apostle takes this lively interest in the Roman Church conveyed through a solemn adjuration.

Whom I serve.--The word for "serve" is strictly used for voluntary service paid to God, especially in the way of sacrifice and outward worship. Here it is somewhat metaphorical: "Whom I serve, not so much with outward acts as with the ritual of the spirit."

With my spirit.--"Spirit" is with St. Paul the highest part or faculty in the nature of man. It is the seat of his higher consciousness--the organ by which he communicates with God. "Certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." (Bacon, Essay on Atheism.) Of itself the "spirit" of man is neutral. When brought into contact with the Spirit of God, it is capable of a truly religious life; but apart from this influence, it is apt to fall under the dominion of the "flesh"--i.e., of those evil appetites and desires to which man is exposed by his physical organisation.

In the gospel of his Son.--The sphere to which the Apostle feels himself called, and in which this heart-worship of his finds its field of operation, is the defence and preaching, &c., of the gospel.

(9-11) It is the constant subject of the Apostle's prayers that he may succeed in making his way to Rome; so anxious is he to open his heart to that Church in personal- apostolic intercourse.

Verse 9. - For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you in my prayers. A like solemn asseveration is made with a like intention (Philippians 1:8; cf. also 2 Corinthians 11:31). It expresses the writer's earnestness, and is in place for attestation of a fact known only to himself and God. The word λατρεύω, ("I serve"), when used in a religious sense, most usually denotes "worship," and specifically the priestly services of the temple (Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:2; Hebrews 13:10). St. Paul's λατρεία intended here is not ceremonial function, but a spiritual one (ἐν τῷ πνεύματί μου) - an inward devotion of himself to God's service in proclaiming and furthering "the gospel of his Son." A similar view of the essential λατρεία of Christians is found in Romans 12:1; Romans 15:16; Philippians 3:3; 2 Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 9:14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
God,
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I serve
λατρεύω (latreuō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3000: To serve, especially God, perhaps simply: I worship. From latris; to minister, i.e. Render religious homage.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

spirit
πνεύματί (pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

in [preaching]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gospel
εὐαγγελίῳ (euangeliō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2098: From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Son,
Υἱοῦ (Huiou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

my
μού (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

witness
μάρτυς (martys)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3144: A witness (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case); by analogy, a 'martyr'.

how
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

constantly
ἀδιαλείπτως (adialeiptōs)
Adverb
Strong's 89: Unceasingly, without remission. Adverb from adialeiptos; uninterruptedly, i.e. Without omission.

I remember
μνείαν (mneian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3417: Remembrance, recollection, mention; commemoration. From mnaomai or mimnesko; recollection; by implication, recital.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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