Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth his loue towards vs, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for vs.”

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Other Translations

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- King James Version

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.
- Basic English Bible

but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us.
- Darby Bible

But God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- Webster's Bible

But God gives proof of His love to us in Christ's dying for us while we were still sinners.
- Weymouth Bible

But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- World English Bible

But God comendith his charite in vs; for if whanne we weren yit synneris,
- Wycliffe Bible

and God doth commend His own love to us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ did die for us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:8


5:8 But God recommendeth - A most elegant expression. Those are wont to be recommended to us, who were before either unknown to, or alienated from, us. While we were sinners - So far from being good, that we were not even just.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:8


Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love. His love is not like human love. Christ died, not for friends, but for enemies. It was "while we were yet sinners" that he died for us.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Lilian
    Thanks to the blood ofJesus by his blood we are sanctified., we are saved by his grace. Jesus made everything new he paid the price on the cross our job now is to accept and believe Jesus that he is a son of a living God. Only thru him and by his blood only we have life in abundance. Lets praise him only for he is worthy. Our tribulations in life could come but only praising Jesus we have peace
  • Norm
    Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, who are His church: See here in verses 1 through 11 that while the members of the church of Christ will suffer tribulations, the body of Christ will NOT be appointed to the wrath of Great tribulation of hell when all flesh will die of famine, war, pestilence and captivity. Let no man carrying that spirit of antichrist deceive you with their vain words: JESUS CHRIST is the SAVIOUR, that is true! His sacrifice and His blood is sufficient atonement for all our sins so there is no cause for the faithful to be "delivered up"! Be blessed and rejoice in the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
  • Abraham
    Jesus is my rock and salvation, without him nothing else could have save me from my sins. I thank God for his son Jesus Christ, to delivered us from our sins, by died for us in the cross of cavalry. It has been a good thing since i know Jesus, my life has change totally for good. Praise the LORD.
  • Clara N. Offord
    v. 8 shows us , God demonstrating his Love for us... What an example to follow???
  • Brianna
    Vs.13 is an interesting fact. It shows that sin was always there, but unless there was a law , that it could not be charged against us. So for Adam and Eve, they had but one law, and broke that law resulting in sin. They could have been doing other sins, but until there was a law against it they could not be charged. I.e. it was only after they ate the fruit that they became ashamed of their nakedness Very interesting scripture.
  • Lu2677
    Romans 5:19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Amen

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