ROMANS 1:16

“I am not ashamed of the gospel”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

Do you feel uncertain about believing in God and the Gospel of salvation through Christ? This verse encourages us to put aside any doubts as the power of God can save everyone who believes. Not only the Jews and Greeks whom this epistle was addressed to, but people from all nations.

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

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Romans 1:16 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
I am ἐπαισχύνομαι To feel shame for something am
not Οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
ashamed ἐπαισχύνομαι To feel shame for something ashamed
of εὐαγγέλιον A good message, i.e., the gospel of
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
gospel εὐαγγέλιον A good message, i.e., the gospel gospel
of Χριστοῦ·, Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus of
Christ: Χριστοῦ·, Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
it is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are it is
the power δύναμις Force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself) power
of God θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
unto εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases unto
salvation σωτηρίαν Rescue or safety (physically or morally) salvation
to every one παντὶ All, any, every, the whole every one
that τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
believeth; πιστεύοντι To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) believeth
to the Jew Ἰουδαίῳ Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jew
first, πρῶτον Firstly (in time, place, order, or importance) first
and τε Both or also (properly, as correlation of G2532) and
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
to the Greek. Ἕλληνι A Hellen (Grecian) or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek-speaking person, especially a non-Jew Greek

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  • 14  I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

  • 15  So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

  • 16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

  • 17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

  • 18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;




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