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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Romans 15

 

 

Verse 1

We then = And we.

bear. See Romans 11:18.

infirmities. Greek. asthenema. Only here.

weak. See Romans 8:3.

not. App-105.

please. See Romans 8:8.


Verse 2

every = each.

his = the.

for his good. Literally unto (App-104.) the good.

edification. The same Greek. word as Romans 14:19.


Verse 3

Christ. App-98.

not. App-105.

reproaches . . . reproached = revilings . . . reviled. Greek. oneidismos, oneidizo. The insulting with opprobrious language, when used against Christ and His people. The noun occurs here; 1 Timothy 3:7. Hebrews 10:33; Hebrews 11:26; Hebrews 13:13. The verb here, Matthew 5:11. Mark 15:32.

on. App-104. Quoted from Psalms 69:9. App-107.


Verse 4

learning = teaching, as Romans 12:7.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

patience = patient endurance. See Romans 2:7.

comfort = the comfort. See Acts 4:36.

Scriptures = the Scriptures. See Romans 1:2.

might = may.

hope = the hope. Compare Romans 12:12. This verse Romans 15:4 is an example of Parechesis (App-6), the two words of patience and hope in Hebrew (not in Greek.) having a similar sound.


Verse 5

God. App-98.

consolation = comfort, as Romans 15:4.

likeminded. See Romans 12:16.

one . . . another = among (App-104) yourselves.

according to. App-104.

Christ Jesus. See Romans 8:1.


Verse 6

with one mind = with one accord. Twelfth and last occurance of homothumadon, See Acts 1:14.

and = with (App-104.)

Father. App-98.

Lord Jesus Christ. See Romans 5:1.


Verse 7

receive. See Acts 17:5.

the glory, &c. i.e. their reception of others redounds unto God"s glory. Compare Ephesians 1:6.


Verse 8

Now. The texts read "For".

Jesus. Omit.

was = has become. See Acts 1:22.

minister. App-190.

the. Omit.

circumcision. See Romans 2:25; Romans 3:30. Compare Matthew 10:5, Matthew 10:6. John 12:36.

truth. See Romans 1:25 and p. 1511.

to confirm = for (Greek. eis) the confirming of.

confirm. Greek. bebaioo. Here, Mark 16:20. 1 Corinthians 1:6, 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:21. Co Romans 1:2, Romans 1:7. Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 13:9.

made . . . fathers. Literally of the fathers. No preposition.


Verse 9

that = for. might glorify = to glorify.

mercy. See Romans 9:23.

For this cause. Greek. dia (App-104. Romans 15:2) touto.

confess. See Romans 14:11.

among. App-104.

sing. Greek. psallo. Only here; 1 Corinthians 14:15. Ephesians 5:19. James 5:13.

unto = to.

Thy name. See Acts 2:21. Psalms 18:49 (Septuagint)


Verse 10

Rejoice. Greek. euphraino. See Acts 2:26.

with. App-104. See Deuteronomy 32:43 (Septuagint)


Verse 11

Praise. See Acts 2:47.

LORD. App-98.

laud, &c. = let all the peoples praise Him.

laud = highly extol. Greek. epaineo. Here, Luke 16:8. 1 Corinthians 11:2, 1 Corinthians 11:17, 1 Corinthians 11:22. See Psalms 117:1.

people = peoples.


Verse 12

a = the.

rise. App-178.

reign over = rule. Greek. archo. Only here and Mark 10:42.

trust = hope. See Romans 8:24. Isaiah 11:10.


Verse 13

hope, hope = the hope.

fill. App-125.

in, in. App-104.

believing. App-150.

that, &c. = unto (App-104.) your abounding.

through. App-104.

power. App-172.

the Holy Ghost. App-101.


Verse 14

persuaded. See Romans 8:38.

full. See Romans 1:29.

goodness. Greek. agathosune. Here, Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:22. Ephesians 5:9. 2 Thessalonians 1:11.

knowledge. App-132.

admonish. See Acts 20:31.


Verse 15

Nevertheless = But.

brethren. Omit.

have written = wrote.

boldly = freely.

unto = to.

in some sort = partly. Greek. apo (App-104.) merous.

putting . . . mind = reminding. Greek. epanamimnesko. Only here.

because of. App-104. Romans 15:2.

grace. App-184.

of. App-104.


Verse 16

That . . . be = For (App-104.) me to be.

the = a.

minister. See Romans 13:6. App-190.

Jesus Christ = Christ Jesus. App-98.

ministering = to minister as a priest. Greek. hierourgeo. Only here.

gospel, &c. App-140.

offering up. See Acts 21:26.

acceptable = accepted, as Romans 15:31.

sanctified. Greek. hagiazo. Only here in Rom.


Verse 17

glory. See Romans 3:27.

those = the.

which pertain = pertaining to. App-104.


Verse 18

dare. See Romans 5:7.

speak. App-121.

wrought. See Romans 1:27; Romans 7:8.

to make . . . obedient = for (App-104.) obedience of (the) Gentiles.

word. App-121.

deed = work.


Verse 19

Through mighty = By (App-104.) the power (App-172.)

signs. App-176.

wonders. App-176.

power. Same Greek. word as for "mighty".

the Spirit of God. Some texts read "the Holy Spirit" (App-101.)

from. App-104.

unto = as far as. Illyricum. Not mentioned in Acts. It included Montenegro, Albania, Dalmatia, &c.

fully preached. Greek. pleroo, rendered "fill", "filled", in verses: Romans 15:13, Romans 15:14. Compare Acts 20:24. App-125.

gospel. See App-140.


Verse 20

have I strived = earnestly endeavouring. Greek. philotimeomai. Only here; 2 Corinthians 5:9. 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

preach, &c. See Romans 1:15. App-121.

named = (already) named, as Revised Version.

lest . . . build = in order that I should not (App-105) build.

another man"s = another"s (App-124)


Verse 21

To . . . see. Literally They shall see (App-133) to whom it was not (App-105) reported.

He = concerning (App-104) Him.

spoken. Greek. anangello. Compare Acts 14:27. 1 Peter 1:12.

understand. See Romans 3:11. From Isaiah 52:15.


Verse 22

hindered. See Acts 24:4.


Verse 23

no more = no longer. Greek. meketi. App-105.

parts = regions. 2 Corinthians 11:10. Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:21.

great desire. Greek. epipothia. Only here.

these = from (App-104.)


Verse 24

Whensoever. App-118.

take . . . journey = go, as Romans 15:25.

into. App-104.

see. App-133.

in . . . journey. See Acts 15:4. brought. See Acts 15:3.

by. App-104.

if. App-118.

somewhat. See Romans 15:15.

with . . . company. Literally with you. Compare Romans 1:12.


Verse 25

go. See Romans 15:24.

unto. App-104.

to minister = ministering. Greek. diakoneo. App-190.

saints. See Romans 1:7.


Verse 26

hath pleased = pleased.

them of. Omit.

contribution. Greek. koinonia. See Acts 2:42.

saints = of the saints.


Verse 27

if App-118.

spiritual things. Greek. pneumatikos. See Romans 1:11.

minister. Greek. leitourgeo. See Acts 13:2. App-190.

carnal things. See Romans 7:14.


Verse 28

performed = accomplished.

will come. See Acts 4:15 (go aside).


Verse 29

I am sure. App-132.

blessing. Greek. eulogia. First of sixteen occurances.

of the gospel. The texts omit.


Verse 30

beseech. App-134.

for . . . sake, for. App-104. Romans 15:1.

love. App-135.

Spirit. App-101.

strive together with. Greek. sunagonizomai. Only here.

your. Omit.

prayers. App-134.


Verse 31

do not believe = are disobedient. See Romans 2:8.

services = ministration. See Romans 12:7. App-190.

accepted of = acceptable to.


Verse 32

will. App-102.

and . . . refreshed = together with you be refreshed. Greek. sunanapauomai. Only here.


Verse 33

peace = the peace. In Romans 15:5 we have the God of the patience; in Romans 15:13, the God of the hope; here, the God of the peace.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Romans 15:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-15.html. 1909-1922.

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