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Romans 1:12

    Romans 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.

    Webster's Revision

    that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

    World English Bible

    that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that is, that I with you may be comforted in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 1:12

    That I may be comforted together with you - He here, with great address, intimates that he longs for this opportunity, as well on his own account as on theirs, and to show them that he arrogates nothing to himself; for he intimates that it will require the conjoint action of their faith as well as his own, to be the means of receiving those blessings from God to which he refers.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 1:12

    That I may be comforted ... - It was not merely to confirm them that Paul wished to come. He sought the communion of saints; he expected to be himself edified and strengthened; and to be comforted by seeing their strength of faith, and their rapid growth in grace. We may remark here,

    (1) That one effect of religion is to produce the desire of the communion of saints. It is the nature of Christianity to seek the society of those who are the friends of Christ.

    (2) nothing is better suited to produce growth in grace than such communion. Every Christian should have one or more Christian friends to whom he may unbosom himself. No small part of the difficulties which young Christians experience would vanish, if they should communicate their feelings and views to others. Feelings which they suppose no Christians ever had, which greatly distress them, they will find are common among those who are experienced in the Christian life.

    (3) there is nothing better suited to excite the feelings, and confirm the hopes of Christian ministers, than the firm faith of young converts, of those just commencing the Christian life, 3 John 1:4.

    (4) the apostle did not disdain to be taught by the humblest Christians. He expected to be strengthened himself by the faith of those just beginning the Christian life. "There is none so poor in the church of Christ, that he cannot make some addition of importance to our stores," Calvin.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 1:12

    1:12 That is, I long to be comforted by the mutual faith both of you and me - He not only associates the Romans with, but even prefers them before, himself. How different is this style of the apostle from that of the modern court of Rome!