Romans 1:1a by Wayne Barber. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. BY whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Paul felt that he was sent to preach among all the, Gentiles. Romans 16 is the sixteenth (and the last) chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while Paul was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of a secretary (), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. evil—"Your reputation among the churches for subjection to the teaching ye have received is to me sufficient ground of confidence in you; but ye need the serpent's wisdom to discriminate between transparent truth and plausible error, with that guileless simplicity which instinctively cleaves to the one and rejects the other.". They are missing altogether in some Greek witnesses; alternatively, they appear at the end of chapter 14 in some Greek texts; and they appear after chapter 15 in others. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. That is, they are to let it pass over them without it affecting them. Romans 16:19, ESV: "For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil." Paul's full and thorough presentation of the gospel in Romans, places the Christian pilgrim on a firm foundation. 19. Chapter 7 . This obedience is ‘the obedience to faith among all nations’ (Romans 1:5). It indicates that he does not see the church in Rome as having as yet been much affected by such teaching, but is warning them of possible dangers. A reference to the return of Christ is by no means necessarily implied. “You are such loyal Christians that you should not be fooled by such as these false teachers!” But innocent. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (19) No harm has been done as yet. (Hebrews 5:14)" (Whiteside pp. It has been said that the theme o… Romans 16:19-20 New International Version (NIV) 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. ‘Simple’ is not the same word as in Romans 16:18; it might be rendered ‘harmless,’ as the margin of the E. V., since it denotes ‘unmixed,’ ‘pure’ ‘free from.’ ‘Unto’ in both cases points to the result. but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple—"harmless," as in Mt 10:16, from which the warning is taken. At Laodicea the church met in the house of Nymphas (Colossians 4:15), and at Colosse in the house of Philemon (Romans 16:2). "People do not have to indulge in evil things in order to know what is evil..people who are wise unto the good know evil, only the person who knows what is good has a CLEAR IDEA of what is evil. September 21, 2020 September 18, 2020. . 19. Romans 16:19 in all English translations. The “I” is the sinner, but the sinner (or perhaps Paul himself) viewed from the perspective of one who has been justified. The word for âsimpleâ here means âunmixed,â âuncontaminated,â âpure and clear.â. Romans 16 - I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant* of the church at Cenchreae, Copy Options. Romans 7 has played a crucial role in Christian anthropology.1 Whether one derives from this passage the Lutheran simul, that we are and always will be both fundamentally saint and sinner, or some other variation that expresses ongoing human struggle with sin, the main thing most people take from this passage relates to human identity … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 7:15-25a" CHAPTER 16. Wise unto that which is good - Evince understanding of what is adapted to promote good and worthy ends. And the God of peace (so designated in contrast with those who cause divisions, Romans 16:17) shall bruise Satan (who moves all these disturbing teachers) under your feet shortly. (h) Furnished with the knowledge of the truth and wisdom, so that you may embrace good things, and avoid evil, beware of the deceits and snares of false prophets, and resist them openly: and this place plainly destroys the papists faith of credit, whereas they maintain it to be sufficient for one man to believe as another man believes, without further knowledge or examination what the matter is, or what ground it has: using these daily speeches, We believe as our fathers believed, and we believe as the Church believes. In doing good, Christians should have that wisdom and skill which result from practice, experience, and habit; but they should be wholly unskilled and inexperienced in doing evil. NIV Devotional Bible for Women--hardcover, jacketed printed . Retail: $39.99. Romans 16:19 Context. I am glad, therefore, on your behalf; but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Romans 14:16 Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: me blasphemeistho (3SPPM) oun humon to agaqon. Wisdom is needed that we may rightly do what we know to be right; but in regard to what is evil, the one way is the simple, unmixed way of avoiding it altogether. Since the kingdom of God is in part peace, and the man that serves Christ in this, as in other things, is accepted with God, and grateful to men, the apostle very pertinently exhorts to seek after such things, which make for peace: The connection between Romans 16:19-20 may find its explanation in Romans 16:13-15 of 2 Corinthians 11, where the apostle thus expresses himself in regard to Judaizing disturbers: "Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ; and no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Romans 16:19 Stop Looking for Truth in All the Wrong Places. Romans 14:19, KJV: "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another." 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Romans 16:19. Μὴ βλασφημείσθω] namely (comp. He expresses his confidence in them, but at the same time conveys the feeling of his anxiety. Romans 14:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. The churches of Christ salute you. Romans 6:16-19 English Standard Version (ESV). Romans 9:27-29. For your obedience ... - Romans 1:8. www.easyenglish.bible. Let us therefore — In consistency with these certain and momentous truths; follow after the things which make for peace — Which tend to procure, preserve, and promote peace among the faithful; and things wherewith one may edify another, may build him up in faith and holiness. Romans 16:25-27 Commentary. For your obedience - your tractableness, or readiness to be led (as the close of the verse seems to show is the meaning here), Is come abroad unto all. I am glad ... - I rejoice that you evince such a disposition. “I give this exhortation, separating you altogether from the false teachers, and from those who are liable to be misled by them; for your obedience ( emphasised by position) has come abroad to all men. God will give them the victory; both agencies will be employed. This latter is probably the meaning. I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, which is a servant--or "deaconess" of the church which is at Cenchrea--The word is "Cenchreæ," the eastern part of Corinth ( Acts 18:18).That in the earliest churches there were deaconesses, to attend to the wants of the female members, there is … He had a large bishopric; James might keep to the Jews, but Paul’s diocese included every land, he was to preach “among all nations.” Romans 1:6-7. I am glad therefore on your behalf—"I rejoice therefore over you," seems the true reading. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Over you (the better supported order places the emphasis on this phrase) therefore I rejoice: but I would have you, etc. Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. I rejoice therefore over you, but I would have you wise to what is good, and simple to what is evil.’. ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ, Romans 14:17.So also Ewald and Umbreit. 19.For—I warn you thus to stay right, for your present rightness is far famed. For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. Updated: Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:20 By admin. Romans 15:19). Grotius' explanation is peculiarly happy, ita prudentes ut non fallamini; ita boni ut non fallatis; âtoo good to deceive, too wise to be deceived.' Hebrews Bible Studies Romans Bible Studies 1 Corinthians Bible Studies 2 Corinthians Bible Studies Ephesians and Colossians New for December 2020! A delicate combination of warning with the expression of firm confidence. In the beginning He made the universe, the world, all living things and mankind. Romans 14:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 14:19, NIV: "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification." Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 . Paul would have them wise to know how to take care of themselves; and yet harmless. Following a warning about false teachers, Paul commended the Roman church for their “obedience” to the faith. Paul’s letter to the *Romans. Romans 14 – Helping a Weaker Brother A. Don’t judge each other in doubtful things. Romans 1:2-7 by Wayne Barber . We shouldn"t be offended if someone asks us some pointed questions about the "doctrine", and where we stand in relation to it. simple = harmless. Romans 16:19, ESV: "For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil." Chapter 5 . Romans 16:19 in all English translations. Particularly with respect to different kinds of food, Romans 14:2-4. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. ὑμῶν τὸ ἀγαθόν] your good κατʼ ἑξοχήν, i.e. (i) As men that know no way to deceive, much less deceive indeed. 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. . ‘Obedience’ to the gospel, obedience of faith, is meant, as throughout the Epistle. "wise unto that which is good"-"well versed in all that is good" (TCNT); "to be experts in goodness" (NEB) "Integrity of the moral nature is the best security." Or do they? Because of their well-known obedience, he does not class them among the ‘guileless.’ This view of ‘for,’ as implying an antithesis, is further favored by the next clause. Matthew 10:16). PREVIOUS NEXT. If the former meaning be adopted, the sense of the passage is this, âYe ought to be on your guard against these false teachers, for since your character is so high, your faith being everywhere spoken of, it would be a great disgrace and evil to be led astray by them.' And the observation of certain days, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:6. Simple concerning evil.âThis is not at all the same word as that which is translated âsimpleâ above. Simple concerning evil.âThis is not at all the same word as that which is translated âsimpleâ above. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. But he immediately adds, that "this" was just the temper to be imposed upon, and cautions them against that danger. 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. If man is the source of the morality we submit to, then man is our sovereign. Words in boxes are from the Bible. What Paul here wishes for the Romans—moral intelligence, not impaired in the least by any dealings with evil—does suggest that antinomianism was the peril to be guarded against. 19.Your obedience, (481) etc. Paul wanted his readers to be wise concerning all good and innocent only regarding evil (cf. Cancel any time. But Godet gives it the sense of ‘rapidly,’ as better supported by usage. Romans 16:19. Everyonehas heard of your loyalty. https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-106-snapshot-church-romans-161-16-21-23 This is said to anticipate an objection; for he shows that he did not warn them, as though he thought unfavorably of them, but because a fall in their case was such as might have easily happened; as if he had said, â âYour obedience is indeed commended everywhere, and for this reason I rejoice on your account: yet since it often happens, that a fall occurs through simplicity, I would have you to be harmless and simple as to the doing of evil; but in doing good, to be most prudent, whenever it may be necessary, so that you may preserve your integrity.â, We here see what that simplicity is which is commended in Christians; so that they have no reason to claim this distinction, who at this day count as a high virtue their stupid ignorance of the word of God. 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, marke them which cause diuisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye haue learned, and auoide them. (1-2) Receiving the weaker brother. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear : Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: Barnes' Notes. Romans: The Gospel According to the Rabbi Sha'ul . NIV Quest Study Bible: The Question and Answer Bible, Hardcover. 2. It seems that Paul had written Second Corinthians from Macedonia, in the fall of 57 A.D. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. Too many Christians are "experts" in worldly things and ways and "ignorant" in the Word of God. For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Integrity of the moral nature is the best security: the seductive teaching is instinctively repelled. Haacker understands the reference to dough in 11:16 in parallel with the root reference. 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves,  you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? The former gives an unusual sense to ‘obedience;’ the latter does not accord well with the force of ‘for’ and ‘therefore.’. Paul was confident that his readers could handle this threat because they had a reputation for following the apostles" instructions. Being justified by faith he has peace with God. 1. Philippians Revelation Bible Studies Old Testament: 1 Samuel and Ecclesiastes Ὑπακοὴ, obedience) which belongs to οἱ ἀκάκοι, the simple. If the latter meaning be taken, the sense is, âIt is the more necessary that you should be on your guard against these false teachers, because your ready obedience to your divine teachers is so great and generally known. Paul wrote that God would exercise His sovereign rule over Satan by crushing him under the feet of the saints.. will crush Satan under your feet I would have you still evince wisdom toward "every good" design; but to be unacquainted with "any" plan of evil. Romans 14:19-21. In the beginning He made the universe, the world, all living things and mankind. have = I wish you indeed to be. Scripture: Romans 16:27. KJV: For your obedience is come abroad unto all men . The innocent among God"s people tend to accept false teachers, and the wise normally reject them. The sinner has evil in him unmixed with good; the wholly sanctified man is filled with good unmixed with evil; while the unsanctified Christian has a mixed experience consisting of good and evil, engaged in an exterminating war either with other. For your obedience is come abroad unto all. Bible > Romans > Chapter 16 > Verse 19 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles ', Encouragement and Benediction (Romans 16:20). Romans 16:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 16:19, NIV: "Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil." akeraios. For though he approves in the Romans, that they were obedient and teachable, yet he would have them to exercise wisdom and judgment, lest their readiness to believe exposed them to impositions. ‘For your obedience is come abroad to all men. Chapter 9 (new) Chapter 10 (new) Chapter 11. Romans 16:19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. View More Titles. . This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 50 See Richard Bewes, Great Quotations of the Twentieth Century (Great Britain: Christian Focus, 1999), 115-16, 125.. 51 Bewes, Great Quotations, 116.. 52 As cited in Bewes, Great Quotations, 125.. 53 See Dunn, Romans, in loc. Ex. Wise-and simple; ready and skillful to do good, but unpractised in and opposed to doing evil. Romans 1:16-18 by Wayne Barber. We are seen here as the servant of the one we obey; we are under its authority. Chapter 6 . 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