Romans 1:17

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For therein is the righteousnesse of God reueiled from faith to faith: as it is written, The iust shall liue by faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in it {the} righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS {man} SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous shall live by faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in it there is the revelation of the righteousness of God from faith to faith: as it is said in the holy Writings, The man who does righteousness will be living by his faith.
- Basic English Bible

for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But the just shall live by faith.
- Darby Bible

For in this is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
- Webster's Bible

For in the Good News a righteousness which comes from God is being revealed, depending on faith and tending to produce faith; as the Scripture has it, "The righteous man shall live by faith."
- Weymouth Bible

For in it is revealed God's righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, "But the righteous shall live by faith."
- World English Bible

For the riytwisnesse of God is schewid in it, of feith in to feith,
- Wycliffe Bible

For the righteousness of God in it is revealed from faith to faith, according as it hath been written, `And the righteous one by faith shall live,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:17


1:17 The righteousness of God - This expression sometimes means God's eternal, essential righteousness, which includes both justice and mercy, and is eminently shown in condemning sin, and yet justifying the sinner. Sometimes it means that righteousness by which a man, through the gift of God, is made and is righteous; and that, both by receiving Christ through faith, and by a conformity to the essential righteousness of God. St. Paul, when treating of justification, means hereby the righteousness of faith; therefore called the righteousness of God, because God found out and prepared, reveals and gives, approves and crowns it. In this verse the expression means, the whole benefit of God through Christ for the salvation of a sinner. Is revealed - Mention is made here, and #Rom 1:18|, of a twofold revelation, - of wrath and of righteousness: the former, little known to nature, is revealed by the law; the latter, wholly unknown to nature, by the gospel. That goes before, and prepares the way; this follows. Each, the apostle says, is revealed at the present time, in opposition to the times of ignorance. From faith to faith - By a gradual series of still clearer and clearer promises. As it is written - St. Paul had just laid down three propositions: Righteousness is by faith, #Rom 1:17:| Salvation is by righteousness, #Rom 1:16:| Both to the Jews and to the gentiles, #Rom 1:16|. Now all these are confirmed by that single sentence, The just shall live by faith - Which was primarily spoken of those who preserved their lives, when the Chaldeans besieged Jerusalem, by believing the declarations of God, and acting according to them. Here it means, He shall obtain the favour of God, and continue therein by believing. #Hab 2:4|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:17


Ro 1:17 For in this. In the gospel. It reveals the righteousness of God. This might mean (1) God's personal righteousness; (2) a righteousness acceptable to God; or, (3) a righteousness bestowed by God. The last is its sense in the Epistle to the Romans. The obedient believer in Christ is forgiven and clothed with Christ's righteousness. See Ro 3:21-25. From faith to faith. This clause has caused much discussion. The generally received view is thus stated by Dr. Schaff: ``The righteousness is revealed from faith, or through means of faith, in order to produce faith in others.'' It is revealed to us by believing (faith), and the duty of the believer is to extend the gospel, or to extend the faith. Says Dr. Schaff, ``Believing includes knowledge and belief, assent and surrender, appropriation and application.'' As it is written. See Hab 2:4. The Old Testament had predicted this system of righteousness by faith, for the prophet had said, "The just shall live by faith". See also Heb 10:38,39. The just. Those who have been forgiven and justified by the gospel.

Discussion for Romans 1

  • Basant Kumar nanda
    As much as within me is ready to preach the gospel .
  • Mable
    This book speak about if u disobedient if u don't listen to your parents u are left with all the bad things like it speaks of in the bible covetousness, unrighteousness, etc. All these things winds up with all these things for not listening to the parent u left looking like a fool thats what happens with disobedient children for not listening to parents
  • Lu2677
    Nadine, well said. Psalms 119:104.
    the person that said," all are afraid" is not heeding; Proverbs 14:5.
  • Nadine Stropling Smith
    I would like to say to the young person that said we are all afraid to tell the truth about homosexuality, for fear of being called a hater. That's not true, we all aren't afraid, because before I read that comment. God hasn't given us a spirit of fear but of POWER and a SOUND MIND. Fear has torment. What is it about man that we should fear him, anyway.
  • Nadine Stripling Smith
    The words of God are plainly written. In Romans chapter 1:27 tells us plainly about homosexuality. If MEN are leaving NATURAL AFFECTION for women,
  • Joey
    RE : robert L >> About "Christian" word. In the book of Act 26:28 is words from St. Paul, and 1 Peter 4:16 is words from St. Peter. NOT originally from Jesus. By the way, "Christ" original meaning from Greek scripture stands for "Messiah". What from the questioner want is, the word "Christian" from what Jesus said. Not from ST. PETER or ST. PAUL. Tq