but, as it is written, the reproaches of those reproaching thee fell on me.After ἀλλά a comma only is to be placed, and nothing is to be supplied, neither sibi displicuit with Erasmus, nor fecit with Grotius and others, nor ἐγένετο (Borger) and the like. How careful should we be, lest we forfeit our interest in the love and prayers of God's praying people! [Note: Wiersbe, 1:565. 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[Erasmus ] has not given an unsuitable rendering, “That ye help me laboring:” but, as the Greek word, used by Paul, has more force, I have preferred to give a literal rendering: for by the word strive, or contend, he alludes to the difficulties by which he was oppressed, and by bidding them to assist in this contest, he shows how the godly ought to pray for their brethren, that they are to assume their person, as though they were placed in the same difficulties; and he also intimates the effect which they have; for he who commends his brother to the Lord, by taking to himself a part of his distress, do so far relieve him. That ye strive together with me ( συναγωνίσασθαί μοι,) i.e. That I may come to you with joy: The prayers of Paul and the Romans were answered, though not in the manner they expected. And indeed if our strength is derived from prayer to God, we can in no better way confirm our brethren, than by praying to God for them. Chapter 7. (1-2) Filled with care and concern for others. 30.Your prayers—Solemn fore-boding already existed in the apostle’s heart in view of his journey to Jerusalem. To strive together with me in your prayers - He must pray himself, who would have others strive together with him in prayer. Romans 12:1, presenting a motive. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin, 1509-1564. Romans 15:30. meaning either the love of the Father, and of the Son, which was shed abroad in their hearts by the Spirit, which he had directed them into, and they had a comfortable sensation of; or that love to God, to Christ, and one another, which the Spirit of God had wrought in them in regeneration; or that love with which the Spirit of God equally loved them, as the Father, and the Son; and which he had … That I may be delivered from them that do not believe - He knew that his countrymen, who had not received the Gospel, lay in wait for his life; and, no doubt, they thought they should do God service by destroying him, not only as an apostate, in their apprehension, from the Jewish religion, but as one who was labouring to subvert and entirely destroy it. CHAPTER 15. Paul desired to be delivered from the bands of the Jews, that he might promote the honor of Jesus Christ among the Gentiles. λ.] ], "A Christian"s intercession is a means of sharing in the ministry of others." To strive together with me in your prayers - He must pray himself, who would have others strive together with him in prayer. out of regard to the Lord Jesus; ‘whatever regard you have for him, and whatever desire to see his cause prosper, in which I am engaged, let it induce you to pray for me.' [Note: Witmer, p498. ἀλλὰ, καθὼς κ. τ. Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone" (Romans 12:17-18) As Christians we should be above reproach according to the world's standards. How careful should we be, lest we forfeit our interest in the love and prayers of God's praying people! ], Romans 15:30. HENRY ALFORD. Romans 15:1-13 Power to Please Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 15 and more! That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. ‘For’ is incorrect in both cases; ‘through’ is the literal sense, with the same force as in chap. We should put as much fervor into our praying as a wrestler does into his wrestling! 15:30 I beseech you by the love of the Spirit - That is, by the love which is the genuine fruit of the Spirit. Yet protected he would feel himself if he knew that he went forth panoplied in the prayers of his Roman brethren. Hodge, Charles (1836), A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (Philadelphia: James S. Claxton). in Luke 22:44 seems to denote awful fear rather than intense striving. Strive together with me.—Second my own earnest entreaties. What Paul asks is that they should join him in striving with all their might—in wrestling as it were—against the hostile forces which would frustrate his apostolic work. This is sincere, meaningful prayer. Romans 15:14–21.....284 Paul the Apostle of the New Covenant to the Gentiles Romans 15:22–29.....290 Paul’s Collection for Jerusalem and Mission to Spain Romans 15:30–33.....296 Curses on Unbelievers, Blessings on Believers A few of Paul's concluding thoughts in the book of Romans seem very fitting for today's thoughts, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" ( Romans 15:13 ). Romans 15:3.Establishment of this duty by the pattern: for Christ also, etc. Romans 15:30-33 Pleading for Prayer; Romans 15:33: The God of Peace; That (hina) is used to express purpose, in this case the purpose of the prayer he was calling for. Romans 15:30–32. Romans 15:30: “Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me….” This verse teaches us four things about praying with the right motivation: A. That I may come unto you with joy, by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. He might be on the shores of Syria, and they in the prayer room at Rome, but no distance could affect the power of their faithful and living intercession. ‘Love of the Spirit’ is that affection wrought by the Holy Spirit. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the t love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me; (t) For the mutual union, with which the Holy Spirit has united our hearts and minds together. ". But to take a handle from such passages for the purpose of maintaining the intercessions of dead saints, is an instance of extreme effrontery. Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. He was utterly enslaved to Jesus Christ and altogether free. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. Romans 15:27 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 15:27, NIV: "They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. Pareus says, that it is a metaphor taken from warfare, when a soldier comes to the help of another: but rather from the games, when there is a striving for the prize. I urge you, brothers. ", "A Christian"s intercession is a means of sharing in the ministry of others.". Lard, Moses E. (n.d.) Commentary on Paul’s Letter to Romans (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company). Commentary on Romans 15:30-33 (Read Romans 15:30-33) Let us learn to value the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous. It is easy to strive in prayer for ourselves, for we feel our sufferings and we have an experiential understanding of the urgency of our needs. Romans 15:3-13 The Good News is For Jews And Gentiles. Romans 15:30: I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Romans 15:30-33 Paul Requests Prayer For The Ministry. Romans Commentary; JACK ARNOLD. The urgency of needs should motivate us to pray. That ye strive together with me (the figure is that of a contest in the games) in your prayers, etc. Romans 15:30-33 Paul Requests Prayer For The Ministry. True he endured much pressure and loneliness and tears; but for all that he must have been one of the freest men who ever lived. However, the letter he wrote to this little community presents the most thorough and comprehensive treaties of the gospel. For the sake and glory of Christ. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin. Now the God of peace be with you all Amen. Romans 16:1-16 Paul Sends Greetings to Friends And Churches. 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