serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; By good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple: ἄκακος πιστεύει παντὶ λόγωÍ. Romans 16:16 Context. First, there are smooth, plausible pretences, as of great love for truth. He calls those simple who are not cautious enough to avoid deceptions. 17 But othanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the pstandard of teaching to which you were committed, … 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. This entire passage in Romans is really helpful for understanding what suffering is … Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent. The words need not mean that the teachers in question were mere sensualists, or that they taught Epicurean or antinomian doctrines: the sense must partly be defined … Romans 16:18, NASB: "For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting." (Romans 14:16-18 NIV) If you are going to create division by arguing so hard for your rights, or your freedom, or by flaunting your liberty in the face of those who do not agree with it, then you are distorting the gospel itself, Paul argues. English Standard Version. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Thus, our text verse from Romans 8:16 makes perfect sense when cross-referenced with this Scripture. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people." For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 18. tōn akakōnThe apostle means to designate those who are simple-hearted, without any disposition to deceive others themselves, and of course without any suspicions of the “designs” of others. Are not serving Christ our Lord. 'As it is written: 'I have made you a father of many nations.' 2 One man has faith to eat everything, but the man who is weak eats only vegetables. It means to serve as a slave, or serve, and metaphorically can also mean to obey or submit to. Romans 16:17–23 includes last-minute instruction from Paul and greetings to those in Rome from the men with him in Corinth. This is another very common art. ( B) 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs. Their own maintenance and sensuality. Happy would it have been if the art had been confined to his own times. 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. And salute; the verb is properly supplied, but the clause is grammatically connected with Romans 16:3, and should form a part of Romans 16:4. 18.Their own belly—Their own maintenance and sensuality. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. He mentions an unvarying mark, by which false prophets are to be distinguished from the servants of Christ; for they have no care for the glory of Christ, but seek the benefit of their stomach. Before closing the letter, Paul urgently warns his readers to be on the watch for false teachers; to avoid them. Strictly interpreted, it means “to testify or bear witness with.” Thus, there would be two witnesses, our spirit and the Holy Spirit. The word ( ἄκακος) simple, signifies not merely innocent, but unwary, he who is liable to deception. He has thus drawn the art of making parties with the hand of a master. Romans 16:1-27—Read the Bible online or download free. 17 And the LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you because of … "Their own appetites" (NASV) "Belly" is meant to express all the appetites of the carnal life. 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves nto anyone as obedient slaves,3 you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Compare 2 Timothy 3:5-6. 18.For they who are such, etc. Then, an artful mingling of attentions and flatteries; and all this practiced on the minds of the unsuspecting, drawing their “hearts” and “affections” toward themselves. Chapter 8 concerns "the Christian's spiritual life." rather than the doctrines they teach. Romans 4:16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, (NASB: Lockman). (Compare Philippians 3:18-19.). Romans 16:18 REV and Commentary - For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by their smooth tal - Bible verse. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.---KJV. 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. It's actually really important to read around that verse. Simple— Literally, the unevil and therefore suspecting no evil. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. Paul mentions “the sufferings of this present time” (8:18). Paul speaks bitterly of their character, rather than the doctrines they teach. 14 Welcome the man having weaknesses in his faith,+ but do not pass judgment on differing opinions. 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit. The world in which we live is a fallen world – a place of sufferings and trials and a time of heartaches and problems, a life of difficulties and sickness, a season of disappointments and death. The church that is in their house. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. He was not referring to an especially difficult period in history, but to the entire present age. We saw that this righteousness encompassed two great things about the gospel of the kingdom of God, which Christ purchased for us in his life and death. We should be wise in promoting and doing what is right and not get mixed up with anything that to God is wrong and evil. ESV. 14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. The churches of Christ salute you. ( D) in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 5:16-18. "their own belly"-they don"t serve the Lord! 15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them. Romans 16:5. Innocent people. Paul actually said this about some religious people. The sin of the world is a false confidence, a careless, complacent taking for granted that a man is a Christian when he is not. Question: Romans 16:18 says “For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Who was Paul talking about? Romans 8:16: “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God.” There is some debate here as to the meaning of the verb. “Flattery” is one of the most powerful means of forming parties in the church; and “a little special attention,” or promise of an office, or commendation for talents or acquirements, will secure “many” to the purposes of party whom no regard for truth or orthodoxy could influence a moment. Romans 5:16-18 NIV. Romans 16:18-19. Rom 16:17-18. 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 8:16–18 16 k The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then l heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, m provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. eulogiaseulogy, praise, flattery. Praise God that the message of salvation continues to be equally efficacious for Jew and Gentile alike, and that in his epistle to the Romans Paul presents in minute detail every aspect of God's righteous condemnation of sinful man.. and His gracious offer of reconciliation through the death burial and resurrection of Christ our God and Saviour. Romans 8 in context. I would recommend anybody interested in the meaning of this verse read all of Romans 8, beginning in verse one. Romans 16:18. οἱ γὰρ τοιοῦτοι κ. τ. λ. 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