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Romans 15:18

    Romans 15:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will keep myself from talking of anything but those things which Christ has done by me to put the Gentiles under his rule in word and in act,

    Webster's Revision

    For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

    World English Bible

    For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

    Definitions for Romans 15:18

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.
    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 15:18

    For I will not dare to speak - If the thing were not as I have stated it, I would not dare to arrogate to myself honors which did not belong to me. But God has made me the apostle of the Gentiles; and the conversion of the Gentiles is the fruit of my ministry, Christ having wrought by me for this purpose.

    By word and deed - Αογῳ και εργῳ· These words may refer to the doctrines which he taught and to the miracles which he wrought among them. So they became obedient to the doctrines, on the evidence of the miracles with which they were accompanied.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 15:18

    For I will not dare to speak - I should be restrained; I should be afraid to speak, if the thing were not as I have stated. I should be afraid to set up a claim beyond what is strictly in accordance with the truth.

    Which Christ hath not wrought by me - I confine myself "strictly" to what I have done. I do not arrogate to myself what Christ has done by others. I do not exaggerate my own success, or claim what others have accomplished.

    To make the Gentiles obedient - To bring them to obey God in the gospel.

    By word and deed - By preaching, and by all other means; by miracle, by example, etc. The "deeds," that is, the "lives" of Christian ministers are often as efficacious in bringing people to Christ as their public ministry.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 15:18

    15:18 By word - By the power of the Spirit. By deed - Namely, through mighty signs and wonders.