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Romans 15:17

    Romans 15:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have therefore my glorifying in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I have pride in Christ Jesus in the things which are God's.

    Webster's Revision

    I have therefore my glorifying in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

    World English Bible

    I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have therefore my glorying in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 15:17

    I here therefore whereof I may glory - Being sent of God on this most honorable and important errand, I have matter of great exultation, not only in the honor which he has conferred upon me, but in the great success with which he has crowned my ministry.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 15:17

    I have therefore ... - I have cause of glorying. I have cause of rejoicing that God has made me a minister to the Gentiles, and that he has given me such success among them. The ground of this he states in Romans 15:18-22.

    Glory - Of "boasting" καύχησιν kauchēsin, the word usually rendered "boasting"); James 4:16; Romans 3:27; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 2 Corinthians 8:24; 2 Corinthians 9:3-4; 2 Corinthians 10:15; 2 Corinthians 11:10, 2 Corinthians 11:17. It means also "praise, thanksgiving," and "joy;" 1 Corinthians 15:31; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 7:4; 2 Corinthians 8:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:19. This is its meaning here, that the apostle had great cause of "rejoicing" or "praise" that he had been so highly honored in the appointment to this office, and in his success in it.

    Through Jesus Christ - By the assistance of Jesus Christ; ascribing his success among the Gentiles to the aid which Jesus Christ had rendered him.

    In those things which pertain to God - Compare Hebrews 5:1. The things of religion; the things which God has commanded, and which pertain to his honor and glory. They were not things which pertained to "Paul," but to "God:" not worked by Paul, but by Jesus Christ; yet he might rejoice that he had been the means of diffusing so far those blessings. The success of a minister is not for "his own" praises, but for the honor of God; not by his skill or power, but by the aid of Jesus Christ; yet he may rejoice that "through" him such blessings are conferred upon people.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 15:17

    15:17 I have whereof to glory through Jesus Christ - All my glorying is in and through him.