For as the Apostle to the Gentiles he is eager to have some fruit in Rome, as he has had among the rest of the Gentiles. They show us the way to interpret Romans 13 as Peter and Paul meant - if we break an unjust law to highlight and protest its injustice, we should be willing to submit to the punishment for breaking such laws, so that we demonstrate our respect for the role of government in general. During these twenty eight years his work had resulted in the establishing of hundreds of churches (i. e., mostly little Holiness bands) throughout Syria, Phrygia, Cappadocia, Galatia, Cilicia, Lydia, Mysia, Macedonia, Achaia and many other countries. ‘I have chosen you and ordained you,’ said Jesus to His Apostles, ‘that ye should go and bring forth fruit;’ and Paul ardently longed to see the fulfillment of this gracious promise among those to whom he wrote, for believers were his joy and crown. Romans 6:1-13 Though justified by grace, we may not live in sin; since the very figure of baptism requireth us to die. 1:13), but holding it fast in unrighteousness is the root of all sin. Luke 9:45. purposed. They rather seldom introduce proper names, such as Corinthians, Timothy, etc. He had been let, or hindered, hitherto. As among other Gentiles. 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Corinthians 12:1. Paul is not ashamed of the gospel. Gentiles (see on Romans 1:5), namely, I have fruit. I would not have you ignorant, brethren; a mode of expression which the apostle often adopts, when he would assure his readers of anything, or call their attention to it particularly. He had traveled through a great part of Syria, of Asia, and of Greece, and everywhere he had either been the means of converting sinners or edifying believers. How are we going to overcome Romans 13? At the same time, his necessary journeys to Jerusalem, and the task of organizing the Gentile churches, of correcting their errors (comp. Romans 12:13, KJV: "Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality." πρ. Romans 11:25). He had wanted to come to them several times ("oftentimes I purposed to come unto you"), but this had not been possible. kdluo; Occurs twenty-three times (seventeen times "forbid"). It is possible that he might be hindered also by his own infirmities, or by others’ necessities and entreaties, Acts 10:48 16:15 28:14. This passage is the climax of the broader argument of Romans 14-15 about the division in the community between the “strong” and the “weak” that Paul is trying to overcome. This is a great way to read Andrew’s notes on a mobile device or computer. Here is another expression of Paul's love for the believers at Rome. Romans 1:13. That I might have some fruit. To postpone the having the fruit, however, till the last day (Mehring) is quite alien to the context. Romans 1 introduces Paul and his purpose in writing this letter to the Christians in Rome. Not equivalent to bear fruit, but to gather as a harvest. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 9:1-13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. p. 457 E Winer, p. 409 [E. T. 547]. Though hampered by lack of any outline to relate things, the work has much gold if one has time … Read Introduction to Romans . But I would not have you ignorant (comp). What are the mercies to which Paul refers? through Romans 16:27, then several appendices on subjects relating to Romans. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. In that age, when the art of navigation was in its infancy, the mariner’s compass and the steam engine not yet dreamed of, the enterprise of crossing that stormy sea from Greece to Italy was no insignificant affair. OVERVIEW Paul's opening to this letter to the church in Rome follows standard letter-writing conventions of the day with certain modifications. They are: Freedom from death (5:12-21) Freedom from sin (6:1-23) Freedom from a dysfunctional relationship to the law … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans … ἐλθ. protithemi; only here, Romans 3:25. Schott, and even Mangold, who takes the Apostle as announcing his desire to take in hand the Gentile mission also among his readers, so that the καρπός would be Gentiles to be converted. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,[ a] my kinsmen according to … James says, brethren, my brethren, my beloved brethren; Peter and Jude always use the word beloved; John often, beloved; once, brethren; more than once, little, or my little children, as Paul, my son Timothy.— καρπὸν σχῶ, I might have fruit) Have, a word elegantly placed midway between receive and give. The apostle seems to allude to the casting of seed into the earth: Christ's ministers' are husbandmen, who sow the seed of the word, which lies some time under the clods; wherefore patience is necessary to wait its springing up, first in the blade, and then in the ear, then in the full corn in the ear, when it brings forth fruit; all which depend on the blessing of God: and when he adds, "as among other Gentiles", his design is not so much to let them know that they were as other Gentiles, upon a level with them, had no pre-eminence as citizens of Rome, over other saints, being all one in Christ Jesus; as to observe to them his success in other places, where he had been preaching the Gospel of the grace of God. Lest they feel that his protestations about his wanting to visit them are rather weak (if he did why hadn’t he done so already? 13.I would not that you should be ignorant. Romans 15:22 f. The purpose of his visit is expressed in : that I may obtain some fruit among you also. Romans 12:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:13, NIV: "Share with the Lord's people who are in need.Practice hospitality." Rome was the hub of the empire. Among you also. He had intended to add the Roman Church to the harvest that he was engaged in gathering in. 1 Thessalonians 4:13. Whatever the persons in authority over us themselves may be, yet the just power they have, must be submitted to and obeyed. Introduction 1:1-17. I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. Paul might have placed a καί before προεθ., but was not obliged to do so (in opposition to Hofmann’s objection); and he has not put it, because he did not think of it. Understanding Romans 13:1-7. Paul had been hindered till now from going to Rome. The reason of the hindrance is given in ch. But in this view the literal sense of ἔχειν (comp Romans 6:21 f.) is not even to be altered by taking it as consequi (Wolf, Kypke, Koppe, Köllner, Tholuck, and others). Romans 8:12-17 Sonship Through The Spirit. That I might have some fruit, i.e. Romans 7:1-13 An Example From Marriage. App-124. This is not a reference to getting something to eat. Romans 8:13. Romans 15:20-24, that he felt it to be his first duty to preach where the gospel had not been yet proclaimed. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. Romans 1:13. Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. other. Hence we see that the apostles were not inspired in all their plans, purposes, or opinions. 2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Hence it is not Paul’s reward, or the result of his labor merely, but the good works produced among the Roman Christians, as fruit unto God (comp. Romans 15:16; see also Philippians 1:22 and note. “I have chosen you, that ye may go and bring forth fruit, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans & 1st Corinthians. It is profitable, in this place, to consider the titles, which the apostles use in their addresses. One of Paul's purposes for going to Rome is given at the end of verse13. Comp on Romans 11:25. Paul previously had success among the Gentiles and he wanted to continue to reach those who were not Jewish. The fruit Paul had in mind was souls-successful evangelism ( Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:15). Of this he did not wish them to be ignorant. would, &c. First of six occurances: Romans 11:25. He hopes to do so in Rome soon. The camp where our church recently held a men’s retreat had a shooting range, so I took along my .22 caliber rifle which I had never fired. Study Notes on Romans Page #6 Introductory Thoughts about Commentaries Only the Scriptures provide an infallible, authoritatively inspired revelation of God’s will for man (2 Timothy 3:16,17). … Compare John 4:36; Philippians 1:22; Colossians 1:6. Other Gentiles—Though there were clearly Jews in the Roman Church, yet, as it was largely Gentile, and in the very center of Gentilism, he speaks as if they were a Gentile Church. καθὼς καὶ ἐν τοῖς λοιπ. “Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, … By the cords of these two forces, the 15th verse is steadied and strengthened.— καθὼς, even as) Good extends itself among as many as possible. Paul’s zeal and affection for those to whom he wrote, were not of recent origin; they had long been cherished in his heart. It is nowhere hinted that he was forbidden to preach there. 14 onwards). brethren, my brethren, my beloved brethren; But I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you (and was hindered hitherto), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. chap. —Though there were clearly Jews in the Roman Church, yet, as it was largely Gentile, and in the very center of Gentilism, he speaks as if they were a Gentile Church. He did not want these Christians to be "ignorant" (agnoeo) about this matter. — Now, I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you (but was let hitherto), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die Such persons are dead, whilst they live, and shall die a second or an eternal death, if grace prevent not. 15:17. “I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, I purposed to come unto you, (but was hindered hitherto,) in order that I may have some fruit among you, as indeed among other Gentiles.” A half-dozen years had elapsed since Paul first planted the gospel in Greece, which was separated from Italy only by a narrow sea, yet it is the Adriatic, in all ages notorious as a storm-center and a tempest breeder. Lit., ‘in you also.’ The literal sense would emphasize the internal character of the fruit-bearing; but ‘among,’ which is a frequent sense of the preposition, is, on the whole, to be preferred. What defines the community that has trusted in the … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 15:4-13" The second of three consecutive readings from Romans is designated for the second Sunday of Advent. He hoped the gospel he should preach among them would have good success, and bring forth fruit in them, as it had done in other churches of the Gentiles. Paul most frequently calls them brethren; sometimes, when he is exhorting them, beloved, or my beloved brethren. Our desires are always pleasing to God when their object is to promote His glory; but sometimes He does not see good to give them effect. * [ 1:13 ] Brothers is idiomatic for all Paul’s “kin in Christ,” all those who believe in the gospel; it includes women as well as men (cf. Greek. In a life like his there may have been many. (But see Introduction to this Epistle.). Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (13) In the previous verses the Apostle has been speaking of his desire;here he speaks of his purpose,which is one step nearer to the realisation. The fruit he wanted to see produced was not new conversions. This is objected to as unnecessary especially as καί often introduces a parenthesis; and such is this clause, because the following ἵνα must depend on προεθέμην of the preceding clause. Compare Mark 9:32. But he says that he was hindered: you must take this in no other sense, but that the Lord employed him in more urgent concerns, which he could not have neglected without loss to the Church. as also among the remaining nations, i.e. It is hardly worth while to speculate, as some commentators have done, on the causes that may have hindered the Apostle from going to Rome. that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also —, conversion of unbelievers beyond the range which the church had hitherto embraced, as also among the remaining nations, i.e. 13:15) и 3) новообращенные (16:5). It was natural that he should want to have his part in planting seed there, and seeing the church firmly established. Cf. Romans 7:14-25 The Battle With Sin. Study the Bible on the go with Andrew’s free online Bible commentary. Greek. See Romans 6:21, Romans 6:22. Romans 1:13. (Romans … It may have been occasioned by the services he found it indispensable to perform in other churches before leaving them; or it may have arisen from the machinations of Satan, the God of this world, exciting disturbances and opposition in these churches, 1 Thessalonians 2:18; or he may have been prevented by the Spirit of God, Acts 16:7. work (668 pp. Let—Hindered. This fruit I should then gather and present to God; cf. ἵνα τινὰ καρπὸν κ. τ. λ(372)] is entirely parallel in sense with ἵνα τι ΄εταδῶ κ. τ. λ(373) in Romans 1:11, and it is a gratuitous refining on the figurative καρπόν to find specially indicated here the conversion of unbelievers beyond the range which the church had hitherto embraced (Hofmann); comp also Th. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' οὐ θέλω δὲ ὑμ. (Romans 8:9) "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." I consider myself to be a slave of *Christ Jesus. (But see on [2179]Introduction to this Epistle.). Hindered. It is indeed the presumption of impiety to pass by God, and without him to determine on things to come, as though they were in our own power; and this is what James sharply reprehends in James 4:13. The figure is quite common. In addition, Paul had spent his time preaching in regions where no preacher had gone before (Romans 15:18-23). Romans 1 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries For ( 1063 ) ( gar ) is a subordinating conjunction expressing cause or explanation and thus introduces an explanation. : nothing could indicate more clearly that the Church at Rome, as a whole, was Gentile. Romans 15:20-22; it was, his φιλοτιμία to preach the gospel where it had not been preached before, rather than on the foundation of others. He no doubt speaks of that fruit, for the gathering of which the Lord sent his Apostles, “I have chosen you, that ye may go and bring forth fruit, Romans 1:13. As in the fifteenth chapter the apostle says, that having no more place in the countries around Greece, he was ready to visit Rome, it is probable that the hindering to which he here refers, was the incessant calls for apostolic labor, which left no time at his command. Let.—This is, of course, an archaism for “hindered,” “prevented.” The Greek is literally, “and was prevented hitherto.”. Our version renders καί adversatively but. As in our purposes, so in our desires, we must remember to say, If the Lord will, James 4:15. We do not follow a God of chaos, each doing whatever we want. More than 3,200 notes written by Andrew Wommack. The phrase lays stress on what is said. ROMANS CHAPTER 6. Rome would have been a fresh field for him. that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles: by fruit he means, not any reward of his labour, either temporal or eternal; but the conversion of sinners, the edification of saints, and the fruitfulness of believers in grace and works. He wanted to have "fruit" among the Romans. : probably the main obstacle was evangelistic work which had to be done elsewhere. Remember to bookmark this page! See Romans 7:4, Romans 7:5; Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22. Romans 15 – Living to Bless Your Brother A. You must remember that when Paul made this voyage it occupied about five months, and involved an awful shipwreck after a storm of two solid weeks without letting up. Thou who raise any objection to the inspiration of the Scriptures, from the disappointments or misconduct of the Apostles, confound things that entirely and essentially differ. —A fruitage of converts, which the apostle considered as the great harvest of his life. Romans 6:14-20 The dispensation of grace freeth us from the dominion. Commentary on Romans 13:1-7 (Read Romans 13:1-7) The grace of the gospel teaches us submission and quiet, where pride and the carnal mind only see causes for murmuring and discontent. See Colossians 1:6. плод В Писании перечисляются три вида духовных плодов: 1) духовное состояние, которое характерно для настоящего верующего (Гал. In the animation and fulness of his thought Paul has inserted twice the καὶ of comparison, inasmuch as there was present to his mind the twofold conception: (1) “among you also,(376) as among;” and (2) “among you, as also among.” So frequently in Greek authors. В данном случае Павел, возможно, имеет в виду третий пункт, т. е. желание, которое он осуществил впоследствии во время заключения в Риме (Флп. This affectionate address agrees well with the fraternal tone of Romans 1:12. See the positive form, 1 Corinthians 11:3. To this he answers, it was not for want of will or affection; for he often intended and attempted it. This, however, has nothing to do with the subject of their inspiration as it respects the Scriptures, or as it regards their doctrine. Paul wished to see some fruit of his ministry among them. δεῦρο] used only here in the N. T. as a particle of time, but more frequently in Plato and later authors; see Wetstein. And was hindered hitherto.—This is a parenthetical explanation, introduced by ‘and,’ not ‘but’ The word ‘let’ is an instance of entire reversal of meaning in English usage. For the view which makes it still dependent on ὅτι, so that it introduces the second part of what the readers are to know (Hofmann), is precluded by the following clause of purpose, which can only apply to that resolution so often formed. I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians - It has been remarked before that all the nations of the earth, themselves excepted, were termed barbarians by the Greeks. Philippians 4:17, where Paul instructs a congregation to which he felt especially close, helps to explain what the apostle meant: "Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. — The apostleship of Paul had not been unfruitful, ch. Though he gathered it not for himself, but for the Lord, he yet calls it his own; for the godly have nothing more as their own than the work of promoting the glory of the Lord, with which is connected all their happiness. There is therefore no grammatical reason for commencing the new sentence with καθώς (Mehring), nor is it in accordance with the repetition of the ἐν. He esteems that as the fruit [of his labour] (Philippians 1:22). Paul was similar to those in our day who look forward to starting a new job or working in a new place. Being filled in the Christian life. 2 Corinthians 1:8. In my opinion, the Best All-Around commentary on Romans is the second edition of Douglas Moo’s 1996 commentary on Romans in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (Eerdmans, 2018). Ephesians 1:9. let = hindered. Paul knew what it was like to make plans and then have the plans fail. See also Revelation 20:5. Our journeys are made … Among the rest of the Gentiles. καὶ ἐκωλ. No; by καρπόν Paul, with a complimentary egotism flattering to the readers, describes that which his personal labours among the Romans would have effected—consequently what had been said without metaphor in Romans 1:11—according to a current figure (John 4:36; John 15:16; Philippians 1:22; Colossians 1:6), as harvest-fruit which he would have had among them, and which as the produce of his labour would have been his (ideal) possession among them. The times and the ways of God’s providence are often unknown to us, and therefore our desires and designs in His service ought always to be cherished in submission to His Divine wisdom. καρπόν] Not, ‘wages,’ or ‘result of my apostolic labour,’ for such is not the ordinary meaning of the word in the N. T., but fruit borne by you who have been planted to bring forth fruit to God. Romans 1:14 I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit … Holding fast the form of sound words in faith and love is the root of all religion (2 Tim. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13is clear. To "have fruit" means to obtain success in bringing men to the knowledge of Christ. The hindrances are not specified; but we infer from chap. (Romans 8:14) "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. We hence learn that the Lord frequently upsets the purposes of his saints, in order to humble them, and by such humiliation to teach them to regard his Providence, that they may rely on it; though the saints, who design nothing without the Lord’s will, cannot be said, strictly speaking, to be driven away from their purposes. But was let hitherto; either by Satan, as 1 Thessalonians 2:18; or by the Holy Spirit otherwise disposing of him, as Acts 16:6,7 Ro 15:22. Romans 8:1-11 Living by The Power of God’s Spirit. It meant ‘hinder’ at the time when the E. V. was made. Often I purposed. 4:22). Hence God, in His providence, had thus long postponed his cherished enterprise of preaching the gospel in the world’s metropolis. hitherto—chiefly by his desire to go first to places where Christ was not known (Ro 15:20-24). It was important for the whole worldwide church. the figure in ch. My longing towards you has often awakened in me the purpose of coming to you, in order also among you etc. Romans 6:19-23 It is Impossible to Be Neutral. As Romans 15:1-4 passed into a blessing (Romans 15:5-6), so now the hortatory discourse, begun afresh in Romans 15:7, passes into a blessing (δέ), which forms, at the same time, the close of the entire section (from chap. The καὶ, however, is not to be taken as adversative, as Köllner still thinks (see, in opposition to this, Fritzsche), but as the simple and marking the sequence of thought, which here (comp John 17:10) intervenes parenthetically. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. We then who are strong ought to bear … "I want you to know" (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:21) is the meaning in this verse. The Apostle lays stress on this communication. 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