Romans 1:6

6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ!
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 among whom are ye also called [to be] Jesus Christ's:
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.)
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 including yourselves who are also Jesus Christ's by calling:
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 You also are among those who are appointed to belong to Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:6 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 1:6

Among whom are ye also
The Romans, though they were the chief, were among the nations of the world to whom the apostles were sent; and since Paul was called to be an apostle, and had, as others, grace and apostleship, and particularly the apostleship of the uncircumcision, or was ordained a teacher of the Gentiles, more especially he was an apostle to them, and as such was to be regarded by them. This seems to point out what they were originally; they were among all nations which lay in darkness; and were without Christ and hope, and God in the world; but now,

the called of Jesus Christ.
The calling here spoken of is not to an office, or a mere external one by the ministry of the word, but an internal special call by the grace of God; and which is irresistible, efficacious, and unchangeable, and is an high, holy, and heavenly one; by it persons are called out of darkness into light, out of bondage into liberty, out of the world, from the company of the men of it, and the sinful pleasures thereof, to fellowship with Christ and his saints, and off a dependence on themselves, and their own righteousness, to the grace and righteousness of Christ, and to eternal glory. The persons so called are the elect of God, who are secured in Christ, and redeemed by him, and who has a concern with the Father and Spirit in the calling of them: hence they are styled, "the called of Jesus Christ"; they are called by him, and after his name; he has an interest in them; as they were before his chosen and redeemed ones, they are now his called ones; as Jacob and Israel of old were named of God, (yarqm) , "my called", ( Isaiah 48:12 ) ; so these were named Christ's called ones; and who by calling came to be partakers of him and of his grace.

Romans 1:6 In-Context

4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.
6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jude 1; Revelation 17:14
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