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Romans 15:7

    Romans 15:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So then, take one another to your hearts, as Christ took us, to the glory of God.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.

    World English Bible

    Therefore accept one another, even as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.

    Definitions for Romans 15:7

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 15:7

    Wherefore receive ye one another - Προσλαμβανεσθε Have the most affectionate regard for each other, and acknowledge each other as the servants and children of God Almighty.

    As Christ also received us - Καθως και ὁ Χριστος προσελαβετο ἡμας· In the same manner, and with the same cordial affection, as Christ has received us into communion with himself, and has made us partakers of such inestimable blessings, condescending to be present in all our assemblies. And as Christ has received us thus to the glory of God, so should we, Jews and Gentiles, cordially receive each other, that God's glory may be promoted by our harmony and brotherly love.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 15:7

    Wherefore - In view of all the considerations tending to produce unity and love, which have been presented. He refers to the various arguments in this and the preceding chapter.

    Receive ye one another - Acknowledge one another as Christians, and treat one another as such, though you may differ in opinion about many smaller matters; see Romans 14:3.

    As Christ also received us - That is, received us as his friends and followers; see Romans 14:3.

    To the glory of God - In order to promote his glory. He has redeemed us, and renewed us, in order to promote the honor of God; compare Ephesians 1:6. As Christ has received us in order to promote the glory of God, so ought we to treat each other in a similar manner for a similar purpose. The exhortation in tiffs verse is to those who had been divided on various points pertaining to rites and ceremonies; to those who had been converted from among "Gentiles" and "Jews;" and the apostle here says that Christ had received "both." In order to enforce this, and especially to show the "Jewish" converts that they ought to receive and acknowledge their "Gentile" brethren, he proceeds to show, in the following verses, that Christ had reference to "both" in his work. He shows this in reference to the "Jews" Romans 15:8, and to the "Gentiles" Romans 15:9-12. Thus, he draws all his arguments from the work of Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 15:7

    15:7 Receive ye one another - Weak and strong, with mutual love.