Romans 1:12

12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

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Romans 1:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
ESV
12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
NLT
12 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
MSG
12 But don't think I'm not expecting to get something out of this, too! You have as much to give me as I do to you.
CSB
12 that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

Romans 1:12 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 1:12

That is, that I may be comforted together with you
This is a further explanation of his view, in being desirous of coming to them, and preaching: the Gospel among them; for what makes for establishment, makes for comfort; and what makes for comfort, makes for establishment; and when souls are established, ministers are comforted as well as they; and whilst ministers are imparting their spiritual gifts for the use of others, they themselves are sometimes comforted of God in their work, and particularly when they find there is an agreement between their doctrine, and the experience of the saints:

by the mutual faith both of you and me.
The grace of faith is the same in all the saints, and so is the doctrine of it, as dispensed by Christ's faithful ministers, and experimentally received and embraced by his people; the consideration of which has a very great influence on the comfort and establishment of each other; nor are any so perfect, but they may receive benefit from others, even though inferior to them.

Romans 1:12 In-Context

10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—
12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
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