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Romans 15:6

    Romans 15:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that with one mouth you may give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Webster's Revision

    that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    World English Bible

    that with one accord you may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 15:6

    That ye - Jews and Gentiles - may with one mind - Thinking the same things, and bearing with each other, after the example of Christ; and one mouth, in all your religious assemblies, without jarring or contentions, glorify God for calling you into such a state of salvation, and showing himself to be your loving compassionate Father, as he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    It is very likely that the apostle refers here to religious acts in public worship, which might have been greatly interrupted by the dissensions between the converted Jews and the converted Gentiles; these differences he labors to compose; and, after having done all that was necessary in the way of instruction and exhortation, he now pours out his soul to God, who alone could rule and manage the heart, that he would enable them to think the same things, to be of the same judgment, and that all, feeling their obligation to him, might join in the sweetest harmony in every act of religious worship.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 15:6

    That ye may with one mind - The word used here is translated "with one accord;" Acts 1:14; Acts 2:1; Acts 4:24. It means unitedly, with one purpose, without contentions, and strifes, and jars.

    And one mouth - This refers, doubtless, to their prayers and praises. That they might join without contention and unkind feeling, in the worship of God. Divisions, strife, and contention in the church prevent union in worship. Though the "body" may be there, and the church "professedly" engaged in public worship, yet it is a "divided" service; and the prayers of strife and contention are not heard; Isaiah 58:4.

    Glorify God - Praise or honor God. This would be done by their union, peace, and harmony; thus showing the tendency of the gospel to overcome the sources of strife and contention among people, and to bring them to peace.

    Even the Father ... - This is an addition designed to produce love.

    (1) he is "a Father;" we then, his children, should regard him as pleased with the union and peace of his family.

    (2) he is the Father of our Lord; our "common" Lord; our Lord who has commanded us to be united, and to love one another. By the desire of honoring "such" a Father, we should lay aside contentions, and be united in the bands of love.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 15:6

    15:6 That ye - Both Jews and gentiles, believing with one mind, and confessing with one mouth.