Romans 16:19 in all English translations. And the God of peace (so designated in contrast with those who cause divisions, Romans 16:17) shall bruise Satan (who moves all these disturbing teachers) under your feet shortly. I am glad ... - I rejoice that you evince such a disposition. 18 For they that are such, serue not our Lord Iesus Christ, but their owne belly, and by good wordes and faire speeches deceiue the hearts of the simple. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 19.For—I warn you thus to stay right, for your present rightness is far famed. These three verses contain a doxology, and they bring the Letter to the Romans to a close. "come abroad unto all men"-"The news of the soundness of the faith of the Roman church has reached "all", namely all Christians in the congregations of other lands. Romans 16:1-27.CONCLUSION, EMBRACING SUNDRY SALUTATIONS AND DIRECTIONS, AND A CLOSING PRAYER. (1-2) A recommendation of Phoebe. Apparently Phoebe was on her way to Rome (probably entrusted with this precious letter) and Paul sends an advance recommendatio… ὑμῶν τὸ ἀγαθόν] your good κατʼ ἑξοχήν, i.e. For your obedience is come abroad unto all men, etc. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. View more titles . Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) “fought” for the freedom of enslaved and oppressed peoples for over thirty years and is rightly recognized as one of the world’s great leaders in this regard. It indicates that he does not see the church in Rome as having as yet been much affected by such teaching, but is warning them of possible dangers. is come abroad unto all. Greek. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you" (Romans 16:19-20) God never intended for us to know about evil. Romans 16 is the sixteenth (and the last) chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while Paul was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of a secretary (), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. Because of their well-known obedience, he does not class them among the ‘guileless.’ This view of ‘for,’ as implying an antithesis, is further favored by the next clause. If the latter meaning be taken, the sense is, ‘It is the more necessary that you should be on your guard against these false teachers, because your ready obedience to your divine teachers is so great and generally known. Romans 16:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 16:19, NIV: "Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil." Paul’s letter to the *Romans. View More Titles. Romans 1:2-7 by Wayne Barber . but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple—"harmless," as in Mt 10:16, from which the warning is taken. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. So then he congratulates them, because they were free from a wicked disposition; he yet wished them to be wise, so as to exercise caution. (Hebrews 5:14)" (Whiteside pp. simple = harmless. This is said to anticipate an objection; for he shows that he did not warn them, as though he thought unfavorably of them, but because a fall in their case was such as might have easily happened; as if he had said, — “Your obedience is indeed commended everywhere, and for this reason I rejoice on your account: yet since it often happens, that a fall occurs through simplicity, I would have you to be harmless and simple as to the doing of evil; but in doing good, to be most prudent, whenever it may be necessary, so that you may preserve your integrity.”, We here see what that simplicity is which is commended in Christians; so that they have no reason to claim this distinction, who at this day count as a high virtue their stupid ignorance of the word of God. (Gr. Romans 6:16-19 English Standard Version (ESV). Greek. Over you (the better supported order places the emphasis on this phrase) therefore I rejoice: but I would have you, etc. Romans 16:19-21 English Standard Version (ESV). 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