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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Romans 15:16


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    King James Bible - Romans 15:16

    That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

    World English Bible

    that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles,
    serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

    Douay-Rheims - Romans 15:16

    That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles; sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εις
    1519 PREP το 3588 T-ASN ειναι 1511 5750 V-PXN με 3165 P-1AS λειτουργον 3011 N-ASM ιησου 2424 N-GSM χριστου 5547 N-GSM εις 1519 PREP τα 3588 T-APN εθνη 1484 N-APN ιερουργουντα 2418 5723 V-PAP-ASM το 3588 T-ASN ευαγγελιον 2098 N-ASN του 3588 T-GSM θεου 2316 N-GSM ινα 2443 CONJ γενηται 1096 5638 V-2ADS-3S η 3588 T-NSF προσφορα 4376 N-NSF των 3588 T-GPN εθνων 1484 N-GPN ευπροσδεκτος 2144 A-NSF ηγιασμενη 37 5772 V-RPP-NSF εν 1722 PREP πνευματι 4151 N-DSN αγιω 40 A-DSN

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (16) -
    :18; 11:13 Ac 9:15; 13:2; 22:21; 26:17,18 1Co 3:5; 4:1 2Co 5:20; 11:23

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:16

    Por ser ministro de Jess el Cristo a los gentiles, ministrando el Evangelio de Dios, para que la ofrenda de los gentiles sea agradable, santificada por el Espíritu Santo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Romans 15:16

    Verse 16. Ministering the
    Gospel of God] ierourgounta, Acting as a priest. Here is a plain allusion, says Dr. Whitby, to the Jewish sacrifices offered by the priest, and sanctified or made acceptable by the libamen offered with them; for he compares himself, in preaching the Gospel, to the priest performing his sacred functions-preparing his sacrifice to be offered. The Gentiles, converted by him and dedicated to the service of God, are his sacrifices and oblation. The Holy Spirit is the libamen poured upon this sacrifice, by which it was sanctified and rendered acceptable to God. The words of Isaiah, Isa. lxvi. 20, And they shall bring all your brethren for an OFFERING unto the Lord, out of all NATIONS, might have suggested the above idea to the mind of the apostle.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. That I should be the
    minister of Jesus Christ , etc..] The office of apostleship is here amplified and enlarged on, and the ends shown for which that grace was given to him, that he should be a minister; not in holy things about the temple, as the priests and Levites were; or a teacher of the law, some were fond of; but a minister of Christ, one that was made so by him, was qualified and sent forth to minister in his name to men; and who was a preacher of him; Jesus Christ, and him crucified, was the grand subject of his ministrations; he adds, to the Gentiles ; for to them, though not to the exclusion of the Jews, was he appointed a minister by Christ, and sent by him to them; among them he chiefly ministered, and was particularly and eminently useful to them; and this is another reason why the Romans ought to bear with a little boldness and freedom in writing to them, since he was the apostle of the Gentiles: ministering the Gospel of God ; not the service of the temple, nor the traditions of the elders, nor the law of Moses, nor the morality of the Heathens; but the Gospel, of which God is the author, whose grace is the subject, and whose glory is the end; and is good news from him to the chief of sinners; to the preaching of which the apostle was separated by him: that the offering up of the Gentiles ; not the offering the Gentiles offered up, their prayers, praises, or good works, though these are acceptable to God through Christ; but the Gentiles themselves, by the offering up of whom is meant their conversion; which was the end of the apostle's ministering the Gospel among them, and in which he was the happy instrument. The allusion is to the priests slaying and offering up sacrifices under the law. The apostle was a priest in a figurative and improper sense; the sacrifices he offered up were not slain beasts, but men, the Gentiles, cut to the heart by the sword of the Spirit, the ministry of the Gospel; whose inside being laid open to them, and they brought to a sense of their lost condition, and need of Christ, were, through the power of divine grace attending the word, made willing to offer, or give up themselves to the Lord, to be saved by him, and him only: this the apostle, as an instrument, was concerned in; and all his view was, that it might be acceptable ; that is, to God, as nothing is more so to him than a broken and a contrite heart, or souls brought to a sense of themselves; and to believe in Christ, and submit to his righteousness; and then both ministers and converts are unto God, a sweet savour of Christ: being sanctified by the Holy Ghost ; this is said in allusion to the washing of the sacrifices under the law; and intimates, that the Gentiles, though unclean by nature and practice, yet being sanctified by the Spirit of God, whose proper work it is to sanctify, become an acceptable, being an holy sacrifice to an holy God.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 14-21 - The
    apostle was persuaded that the Roman Christians were filled with kind and affectionate spirit, as well as with knowledge. He had writte to remind them of their duties and their dangers, because God ha appointed him the minister of Christ to the Gentiles. Paul preached to them; but what made them sacrifices to God, was, their sanctification not his work, but the work of the Holy Ghost: unholy things can neve be pleasing to the holy God. The conversion of souls pertains unto God therefore it is the matter of Paul's glorying, not the things of the flesh. But though a great preacher, he could not make one sou obedient, further than the Spirit of God accompanied his labours. He principally sought the good of those that sat in darkness. Whateve good we do, it is Christ who does it by us.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    εις
    1519 PREP το 3588 T-ASN ειναι 1511 5750 V-PXN με 3165 P-1AS λειτουργον 3011 N-ASM ιησου 2424 N-GSM χριστου 5547 N-GSM εις 1519 PREP τα 3588 T-APN εθνη 1484 N-APN ιερουργουντα 2418 5723 V-PAP-ASM το 3588 T-ASN ευαγγελιον 2098 N-ASN του 3588 T-GSM θεου 2316 N-GSM ινα 2443 CONJ γενηται 1096 5638 V-2ADS-3S η 3588 T-NSF προσφορα 4376 N-NSF των 3588 T-GPN εθνων 1484 N-GPN ευπροσδεκτος 2144 A-NSF ηγιασμενη 37 5772 V-RPP-NSF εν 1722 PREP πνευματι 4151 N-DSN αγιω 40 A-DSN

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    16.
    Minister (leitourgon). See on ch. xiii. 6.

    Ministering (ierourgounta). Only here in the New Testament. Lit., ministering as a priest.

    Offering up (prosfora). Lit., the bringing to, i.e., to the altar. Compare doeth service, John xvi. 2.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    15:16 {That I should be} (eis to einai me). The eis to idiom with the infinitive again (verses #8,13). {Minister} (leitourgon). Predicate accusative in apposition with me and see #13:6 for the word. "The word here derives from the context the priestly associations which often attach to it in the LXX" (Denney). But this purely metaphorical use does not show that Paul attached a "sacerdotal" character to the ministry. {Ministering} (hierourgounta). Present active participle of hierourge", late verb from hierourgos (hieros, ergw), in LXX, Philo, and Josephus, only here in N.T. It means to work in sacred things, to minister as a priest. Paul had as high a conception of his work as a preacher of the gospel as any priest did. {The offering up of the Gentiles} (h prosphora t"n eqnwn). Genitive of apposition, the Gentiles being the offering. They are Paul's offering. See #Ac 21:26. {Acceptable} (euprosdektos). See #2Co 6:2; 8:12. Because "sanctified in the Holy Spirit" (hgiasmen en pneumati hagiwi, perfect passive participle of hagiazw).


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