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

  • Justin
    : I make righteous, defend the cause of, plead for the righteousness (innocence) of, acquit, justify; hence: I regard as righteous. Definition of being Justified. To really grasp an understanding on how we are declared legally innocent in the eyes of God we need to study how Abraham was justified. Go back to Romans 4. The best way to read the Bible is to put everything together in context.
  • Bruce
    Sylvia:To know and grow,feed on the word daily. Yesterday the stairs impossible,today1or2steps, tomorrow?Tell others what He has done for you!Matthew10:32 Church that:preaches,heaven/hell,salvation by blood of Christ.period.Hebrews10:12. Support your church that does the above. 1Timothy 5:18. TV evangelist pull-plug! Years back great preachers today hands out with deep pockets. For all who read.
  • Ann
    Sylvia, please talked with God, he will give you understanding. Just have Faith in him. He will show you what the scriptures mean. May God Bless you and keep you. Amen!
  • Irene123
    To Sylvia - I'm not going to be your 'teacher'; here's a scripture to get you started (if you are serious, you need to pray for His understanding) - Hosea 4:6; Rom. 14-15; Heb. 10:25. You need to read Hosea 4:1-9, very carefully, to catch what is there. It applies very much to this day. Also, ask the Lord, in Jesus name, to lead you to a church that preaches HIS WHOLE truth f the Bible.
  • Sylvia
    I love to read the bible but sometimes its so hard to understand what they're talking about. I need someone to help me with the bible to really understand
  • 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

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