Romans 15:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 15:6, NIV: so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:6, ESV: that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:6, KJV: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:6, NASB: so that with one purpose and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:6, NLT: Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:6, CSB: so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one mind and one voice.

What does Romans 15:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse concludes a prayer for the church in Rome that Paul began in the previous verse. There he asked the God of endurance and encouragement to grant them the ability to live in harmony with each other in Christ.

Now he asks for something that describes the very purpose of the church. We exist, in part, to glorify God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is what we are here for. One of the ways we accomplish that, according to Paul's prayer, is by living in unity as if singing with one voice. In other words, Paul prays that the Christians in Rome will be unified in their purpose to glorify God together as if they were all singing the same song.

It's a beautiful picture of what life in the church should be like. To get there, though, Paul has made it clear that both the strong and weak in faith (Romans 14:1) will have to yield to each other and refuse to judge each other (Romans 14:13). They will have to set themselves aside to be able to harmonize and sing with one voice.