Parallel Verses

Amplified

From Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) called to be an apostle, (a special messenger) set apart to [preach] the Gospel (good news) of and from God,

New American Standard Bible

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

King James Version

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Holman Bible

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God’s good news

International Standard Version

From: Paul, a servant of Jesus the Messiah, called to be an apostle and set apart for God's gospel,

A Conservative Version

Paul, a bondman of Jesus Christ, a called apostle separated for the good-news of God

American Standard Version

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

An Understandable Version

[This letter is from] Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, [who was] called to be an apostle, [and] set apart for [preaching] the Gospel of God.

Anderson New Testament

PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Bible in Basic English

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,

Common New Testament

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God

Daniel Mace New Testament

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, chosen to declare the gospel dispensation,

Darby Translation

Paul, bondman of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to God's glad tidings,

Godbey New Testament

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, having been separated unto the gospel of God,

Goodspeed New Testament

Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called as an apostle, set apart to declare God's good news,

John Wesley New Testament

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Paul, slave of Jesus, the Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God

Julia Smith Translation

Paul, servant of Jesus Christ, called sent, separated to the good news of God,

King James 2000

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called [to be] an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

Modern King James verseion

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Paul, the servant of Jesus Christ, called unto the office to be an apostle, put apart to preach the Gospel of God,

Moffatt New Testament

PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God

Montgomery New Testament

From Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for a gospel of God,

NET Bible

From Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.

New Heart English Bible

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,

Noyes New Testament

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, a called apostle, set apart to preach the gospel of God,

Sawyer New Testament

PAUL, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart to the gospel of God,??2 which he promised by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures,??3 concerning his Son born of the posterity of David as to the flesh,

The Emphasized Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the glad-message of God -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God,

Twentieth Century New Testament

To all in Rome who are dear to God and have been called to become Christ's People, From Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, who has been called to become an Apostle, and has been set apart to tell God's Good News.

Webster

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

Weymouth New Testament

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, set apart to proclaim God's Good News,

Williams New Testament

Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called as an apostle, set apart to preach God's good news,

World English Bible

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,

Worrell New Testament

Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God,

Worsley New Testament

Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,

Youngs Literal Translation

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, having been separated to the good news of God --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

of Jesus
Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

κλητός 
Kletos 
Usage: 9

to be an apostle
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

ἀφορίζω 
Aphorizo 
Usage: 5

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 1:1

Images Romans 1:1

Prayers for Romans 1:1

Context Readings

Greeting

1 From Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) called to be an apostle, (a special messenger) set apart to [preach] the Gospel (good news) of and from God, 2 Which He promised in advance [long ago] through His prophets in the sacred Scriptures -- "


Cross References

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel;

Romans 15:16

In making me a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I act in the priestly service of the Gospel (the good news) of God, in order that the sacrificial offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable [to God], consecrated and made holy by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, summoned by the will and purpose of God to be an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

Romans 1:9

For God is my witness, Whom I serve with my [whole] spirit [rendering priestly and spiritual service] in [preaching] the Gospel and [telling] the good news of His Son, how incessantly I always mention you when at my prayers.

1 Corinthians 9:1

Am I not an apostle (a special messenger)? Am I not free (unrestrained and exempt from any obligation)? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you [yourselves] not [the product and proof of] my workmanship in the Lord?

2 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, an apostle (a special messenger) of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother, to the church (assembly) of God which is at Corinth, and to all the saints (the people of God) throughout Achaia (most of Greece):

Titus 1:1

Paul, a bond servant of God and an apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) to stimulate and promote the faith of God's chosen ones and to lead them on to accurate discernment and recognition of and acquaintance with the Truth which belongs to and harmonizes with and tends to godliness,

Acts 13:2-4

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Hebrews 5:4

Besides, one does not appropriate for himself the honor [of being high priest], but he is called by God and receives it of Him, just as Aaron did.

Leviticus 20:24-26

But I have said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God, Who has separated you from the peoples.

Numbers 16:9-10

Does it seem but a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord and to stand before the congregation to minister to them,

Deuteronomy 10:8

At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister to Him and to bless in His name unto this day.

1 Chronicles 23:13

The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy and to consecrate the most holy things, that he and his sons forever might burn incense before the Lord, minister to Him, and bless in His name [and the character which that name denotes] forever.

Isaiah 49:1

Listen to me, O isles and coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The Lord has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He has named my name.

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Mark 16:15-16

And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.

John 12:26

If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [ to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

John 13:14-16

If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another's feet.

John 15:15

I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]

Acts 13:9

But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, looked steadily at [Elymas]

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy).

Acts 21:40

And when the man had granted him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, gestured with his hand to the people; and there was a great hush. Then he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect, saying:

Acts 22:7

And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me [harass and trouble and molest Me]?

Acts 22:13-15

Came to see me, and standing by my side said to me, Brother Saul, look up and receive back your sight. And in that very instant I [recovered my sight and] looking up saw him.

Acts 22:21

And the Lord said to me, Go, for I will send you far away unto the Gentiles (nations).

Acts 26:1

Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak on your own behalf. At that Paul stretched forth his hand and made his defense [as follows]:

Acts 26:14

And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice in the Hebrew tongue saying to me, Saul, Saul, why do you continue to persecute Me [to harass and trouble and molest Me]? It is dangerous and turns out badly for you to keep kicking against the goads [to keep offering vain and perilous resistance].

Acts 26:16-18

But arise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, that I might appoint you to serve as [My] minister and to bear witness both to what you have seen of Me and to that in which I will appear to you,

Acts 27:23

For this [very] night there stood by my side an angel of the God to Whom I belong and Whom I serve and worship,

Romans 1:5

It is through Him that we have received grace (God's unmerited favor) and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name's sake among all the nations,

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God's power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,

Romans 11:13

But now I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I lay great stress on my ministry and magnify my office,

Romans 15:29

And I know that when I do come to you, I shall come in the abundant blessing of the Gospel of Christ.

Romans 16:18

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded [people].

Romans 16:25

Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages,

1 Corinthians 9:16-18

For if I [merely] preach the Gospel, that gives me no reason to boast, for I feel compelled of necessity to do it. Woe is me if I do not preach the glad tidings (the Gospel)!

1 Corinthians 15:8-10

And last of all He appeared to me also, as to one prematurely and born dead [ no better than an unperfected fetus among living men].

2 Corinthians 4:5

For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your servants (slaves) for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:5

Yet I consider myself as in no way inferior to these [precious] extra-super [false] apostles.

2 Corinthians 12:11

Now I have been [speaking like] a fool! But you forced me to it, for I ought to have been [ saved the necessity and] commended by you. For I have not fallen short one bit or proved myself at all inferior to those superlative [false] apostles [of yours], even if I am nothing (a nobody).

Galatians 1:1

Paul, an apostle -- "[special messenger appointed and commissioned and sent out] not from [any body of] men nor by or through any man, but by and through Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and God the Father, Who raised Him from among the dead -- "

Galatians 1:10-17

Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), by the divine will (the purpose and the choice of God) to the saints (the consecrated, set-apart ones) at Ephesus who are also faithful and loyal and steadfast in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:13

In Him you also who have heard the Word of Truth, the glad tidings (Gospel) of your salvation, and have believed in and adhered to and relied on Him, were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:5-7

[This mystery] was never disclosed to human beings in past generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the [Holy] Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11

And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, bond servants of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), to all the saints (God's consecrated people) in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops (overseers) and deacons (assistants):

Philippians 2:11

And every tongue [ frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 3:6-7

As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church, and by the Law's standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me.

Colossians 1:1

Paul, an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother,

1 Thessalonians 2:2

But though we had already suffered and been outrageously treated at Philippi, as you know, yet in [the strength of] our God we summoned courage to proclaim to you unfalteringly the good news (the Gospel) with earnest contention and much conflict and great opposition.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul, an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus by appointment and command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), our Hope,

1 Timothy 1:11-12

As laid down by the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

1 Timothy 1:15-16

The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.

1 Timothy 2:7

And of this matter I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (special messenger) -- "I am speaking the truth in Christ, I do not falsify [when I say this] -- "a teacher of the Gentiles in [the realm of] faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11

For [the proclaiming of] this [Gospel] I was appointed a herald (preacher) and an apostle (special messenger) and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Hebrews 7:26

[Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting -- "holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens.

James 1:1

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered abroad [among the Gentiles in the dispersion]: Greetings ( rejoice)!

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:1

Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and brother of James, [writes this letter] to those who are called (chosen), dearly loved by God the Father and separated (set apart) and kept for Jesus Christ:

Revelation 1:1

[This is] the revelation of Jesus Christ [His unveiling of the divine mysteries]. God gave it to Him to disclose and make known to His bond servants certain things which must shortly and speedily come to pass in their entirety. And He sent and communicated it through His angel (messenger) to His bond servant John,

Revelation 22:6

And he [of the seven angels further] said to me, These statements are reliable (worthy of confidence) and genuine (true). And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His messenger (angel) to make known and exhibit to His servants what must soon come to pass.

Revelation 22:9

But he said to me, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] a fellow servant along with yourself and with your brethren the prophets and with those who are mindful of and practice [the truths contained in] the messages of this book. Worship God!

John 15:20

Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours.

Colossians 1:25

In it I became a minister in accordance with the divine stewardship which was entrusted to me for you [as its object and for your benefit], to make the Word of God fully known [among you] -- "

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