Romans 12:13, ESV: "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality." (Romans … Thus, the Saviour said John 15:16," I have chosen you, and ordained you that you should bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.". denotes the result of labour: it might either mean new converts or the furtherance of the Christians in their new life. This is not a reference to getting something to eat. This was a source of much joy to him; but after so many labors, he did not wish for repose. Romans 15:23). He hopes to do so in Rome soon. 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. In Romans 15:23, he states that he had cherished this purpose for many years. 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. Other, very important work had kept him from Rome. Romans 1:13. ὀυ— ἀγνοεῖν, not—to be ignorant) A form of expression usual with Paul, which shows the candour of his mind.— ἀδελφοί, brethren) An address, frequent, holy, adapted to all, simple, agreeable, magnificent. A metaphorical statement of what is stated literally in Romans 1:11. of sin; but we are still the servants of sin, if we Greek. 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. How are we going to overcome Romans 13? Hence God, in His providence, had thus long postponed his cherished enterprise of preaching the gospel in the world’s metropolis. See Baeumlein, Partikell. The times and the ways of Gods 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. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 1:1-7 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 1:1-7. 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. At the same time, his necessary journeys to Jerusalem, and the task of organizing the Gentile churches, of correcting their errors (comp. I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Paul had been hindered till now from going to Rome. 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? 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. 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. That I might have some fruit, i.e. Comp on Romans 11:25. Cf. I consider myself to be a slave of *Christ Jesus. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. The best way to bring understanding on Romans 13 is to ask, "Who was apostle Paul writing to at Rome?" Romans 15:1-13. of my ministry and calling, as the apostle of the uncircumcision. Compare 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:13. See Romans 7:4, Romans 7:5; Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22. He had been let, or hindered, hitherto. As among other Gentiles. В данном случае Павел, возможно, имеет в виду третий пункт, т. е. желание, которое он осуществил впоследствии во время заключения в Риме (Флп. Gentiles (see on Romans 1:5), namely, I have fruit. As servant and apostle of Jesus, Paul's mission in life is to preach the gospel of Jesus to all people groups, both Jews and Gentiles. See Romans 6:21, Romans 6:22. Paul, you could not go when you wished. Romans 7:1-13 An Example From Marriage. Hence we see that the apostles were not inspired in all their plans, purposes, or opinions. πρ. Romans 15:16; see also Philippians 1:22 and note. a. 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. "I want you to know" (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:21) is the meaning in this verse. Remember to bookmark this page! καὶ ἐκωλ. 13.Purposed—His whole journeyings have been westward, as if with a presentiment that his destination was the great Capital, (Acts 19:21.). 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. To "have fruit" means to obtain success in bringing men to the knowledge of Christ. protithemi; only here, Romans 3:25. οὐδὲν γὰρ φλαῦρον ἐρῶ σε) ἢ οὐκ ἀνεγνωκέναι τοὺς σόλωνος νόμους ἢ οὐ συνιέναι. In a life like his there may have been many. 1:13), but holding it fast in unrighteousness is the root of all sin. They rather seldom introduce proper names, such as Corinthians, Timothy, etc. Romans 1 introduces Paul and his purpose in writing this letter to the Christians in Rome. OVERVIEW Paul's opening to this letter to the church in Rome follows standard letter-writing conventions of the day with certain modifications. The Romans could have assumed that Paul did not want to visit them, so he wanted them to know he’d planned … kdluo; Occurs twenty-three times (seventeen times "forbid"). Romans 8:1-11 Living by The Power of God’s Spirit. Being filled in the Christian life. Romans 15:22 f. The purpose of his visit is expressed in : that I may obtain some fruit among you also. The GENTILE origin of the Roman Church is here so explicitly stated, that those who conclude merely from the Jewish strain of the argument, that they must have been mostly Israelites, decide in opposition to the apostle himself. Hence we see that the apostles were not inspired in all their plans, purposes, or opinions. This, however, has nothing to do with the subject of their inspiration as it respects the Scriptures, or as it regards their doctrine. : probably the main obstacle was evangelistic work which had to be done elsewhere. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me." His being hindered, by whatever means, from going to Rome, when he intended it, shows that the Apostles were sometimes thwarted in their purposes, and were not always under the guidance of Divine inspiration in their plans. 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). Not equivalent to bear fruit, but to gather as a harvest. Hence it is the less necessary to transfer the weight of the thought in Romans 1:13 to the clause expressive of purpose (Mangold). Let—Hindered. * [ 1:10 – 12 ] Paul lays the groundwork for his more detailed statement in Rom 15:22 – 24 about his projected visit to Rome. loipos. (But see Introduction to this Epistle.). 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. We must not forget that our apostle was entirely without financial resources, so essential to this long, perilous and expensive voyage. 4:22). Every soul: Thi… 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. 1. Romans 1:13. Brethren. 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. He uses it in both a good and a bad sense. It was grounded in his vocation as Apostle of the Gentiles, and though it had been often frustrated he had never given it up. Romans 8:12-17 Sonship Through The Spirit. the figure in ch. See Romans 11:7. This was his great desire everywhere in the service of Christ. This affectionate address agrees well with the fraternal tone of Romans 1:12. Some emphasis is laid by it on the idea that his desire or purpose to visit them was no passing whim. It is a testimony of the love of God Himself. That I might obtain some fruit, etc. The reason of the hindrance is given in ch. 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. Ah! This fruit I should then gather and present to God; cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6. The ‘fruit’ is the harvest to be gathered and presented to God. “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. Fruit is a favorite metaphor with Paul. To this he answers, it was not for want of will or affection; for he often intended and attempted it. Let.—This is, of course, an archaism for “hindered,” “prevented.” The Greek is literally, “and was prevented hitherto.”. What is profitable to others is a delight to Paul himself. He esteems that as the fruit [of his labour] (Philippians 1:22). More Romans commentaries. In a life like his there may have been many. p. 457 E Winer, p. 409 [E. T. 547]. Introduction 1:1-17. And was hindered until now. 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 conversion of others is not alluded to. (Romans 8:9) "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." App-124. “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. Holding fast the form of sound words in faith and love is the root of all religion (2 Tim. This is a great way to read Andrew’s notes on a mobile device or computer. Romans 7:14-25 The Battle With Sin. 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. 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. Read Introduction to Romans . Paul frequently uses the significant term, "the rest", to designate the unsaved. He had intended to add the Roman Church to the harvest that he was engaged in gathering in. In his frequent visits to Greece such a purpose would readily be formed (comp. To postpone the having the fruit, however, till the last day (Mehring) is quite alien to the context. In addition, Paul had spent his time preaching in regions where no preacher had gone before (Romans 15:18-23). 13:15) и 3) новообращенные (16:5). He somewhat modifies [qualifies] this desire of gain [spiritual gain], when he speaks of himself in the following verse as a debtor. Greeting 1:1-7. v1 From Paul. What was Apostle Paul really saying? He had wanted to come to them several times ("oftentimes I purposed to come unto you"), but this had not been possible. ἄχρι τοῦ δεῦρο] is a parenthesis separated from the structure of the sentence, so that ἵνα attaches itself to προεθ. Grotius aptly observes (comp Romans 15:22): “Magis urgebat necessitas locorum, in quibus Christus erat ignotus.”. 1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. He had intended to add the Roman Church to the harvest that he was engaged in gathering in. Understanding Romans 13:1-7. Here is another expression of Paul's love for the believers at Rome. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." 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. 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Corinthians 12:1. Greek. Romans 1:13. : a phrase of constant recurrence in Paul, and always with (1 Thessalonians 4:13, 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Corinthians 12:1, 2 Corinthians 1:8). Compare Mark 9:32. у прочих народов Это значит, что церковь в Риме состояла, главным образом, не из евреев. Romans 12:13, KJV: "Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality." Romans 1:13. 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. His original commentary quickly became a standard reference on Paul’s longest and most important… 1 Thessalonians 4:13. Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. Rome was the hub of the empire. Often I purposed. 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. 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. through Romans 16:27, then several appendices on subjects relating to Romans. 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. While the argument of the letter to the Romans opened with a preoccupation regarding God’s anger (1:18-32), this section of the letter opens with an embrace of God’s mercies. There are several excellent commentaries on Romans in recent years. Hence, in the providence of God appealing to Caesar, he forced his enemies to defray the expenses of this tour, all the way from Jerusalem to Rome. Paul had been "hindered" from making his desired trip, but he did eventually get to Rome (this is made clear in the book of Acts). with Christ unto sin, that we may lead a new life of. That I might have some fruit. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. The second of three consecutive readings from Romans is designated for the second Sunday of Advent. that I might have some fruit—of my ministry, among you also, even as among other Gentiles—The Gentile origin of the Church at Rome is here so explicitly stated, that those who conclude, merely from the Jewish strain of the argument, that they must have been mostly Israelites, decide in opposition to the apostle himself. The figure is quite common. Gorg. “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, … If the Christian is not to seek personal vengeance, it does not take away the government’s authority to punish wrongdoers. 13.I would not that you should be ignorant. 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 … Romans 6:19-23 It is Impossible to Be Neutral. 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. agnoeo. 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 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. … My longing towards you has often awakened in me the purpose of coming to you, in order also among you etc. He wanted to have "fruit" among the Romans. As, however, his course seems to have been under the guidance of a special providence, Acts 16:6, Acts 16:7, Acts 16:9 it may be that the Spirit who had forbidden his preaching in Asia, had hitherto forbidden his visiting Rome. 13. Paul wished to see some fruit of his ministry among them. that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you: it was not a sudden start of mind, or a desire that lately arose up in him, but a settled resolution and determination, and which he had often made: but was let hitherto; either by God, who had work for him to do in other places; or by Satan, who sometimes by divine permission has had such power and influence; see 1 Thessalonians 2:18, or through the urgent necessities of other churches, which required his stay with them longer than he intended: his end in taking up at several times such a resolution of coming to them was, says he. 13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles.. 13 Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, . 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, 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. : And 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 in you also, even as in the rest of the Gentiles. καθὼς καὶ ἐν τοῖς λοιπ. Adam Clarke Commentary. Romans 15:13. For the phrase, compare Romans 6:22. would, &c. First of six occurances: Romans 11:25. Romans 1:13 And 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 in you also, even as in the rest of the Gentiles. Romans 15:11). 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. οὐ θέλω δὲ ὑμ. Subject to the governing authorities: The connection between Romans 12 and Romans 13is clear. Among the rest of the Gentiles. The Only Road to Righteousness (Romans 10:1-13) Introduction. ROMANS CHAPTER 6. 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. 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. It was common for letters to begin with the name of … Greek. 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. Colossians 2:1. have you, &c. = that you should be ignorant. The fruit he wanted to see produced was not new conversions. The discourse proceeds from the desire (Romans 1:11) to the purpose, which is coming nearer to realisation. More than 3,200 notes written by Andrew Wommack. 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. The progress of thought is natural. 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. As in our purposes, so in our desires, we must remember to say, If the Lord will, James 4:15. It is of importance that believers should know the love entertained for them by the servants of God. Paul most frequently calls them brethren; sometimes, when he is exhorting them, beloved, or my beloved brethren. He prevents a cavil; they might say, If Paul hath such a longing desire to see us, why doth he not come to us? He did not want these Christians to be "ignorant" (agnoeo) about this matter. What defines the community that has trusted in the … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 15:4-13" Romans 15:20-24, that he felt it to be his first duty to preach where the gospel had not been yet proclaimed. 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. ἐλθ. ἔθν.] chap. But I would not have you ignorant (comp). Romans 8:13. The Apostle lays stress on this communication. ), he assures them that he had purposed to come to them many times in the past, but had each time been prevented from doing so by something unavoidable, something arising from his responsibility to care for the churches for which he was primarily responsible.