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

  • Terry Davis
    Romans 1;18 stood out in this chapter for me, and is the root of separation between God and man. Those that hold the truth in unrighteous, is unforgiving, and insisting that the truth that they know, is above a loving and forgiving God. For Brothers and Sisters the act of unforgiving is moving away from Grace, and toward Judgment. Grace is for the living, and doing good judgment is graceful 4you!
  • Gladys
    Saint we are call by God! let us all turn away, from being part of this world. We are God people, we need to be example for those who are loses an are looking to be save. If we walk in according to this world, how are we going to show an be able to talk about the good word of God. God words is PURE AND GIVE LIFE. let us repent to God in Jesus Name, and put away from the darkness. AMEN
  • Alfonso Solis
    Ma'am, If a man is truly born again, he is fully qualified because he is endowed with the Holy Spirit which enables him. Just like the Lord Jesus Christ, He was submissive to the will of the Father. Now, God has put a divine order: "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." 1 Corinthian 11:3.
  • Joyce Kasey
    Please send me all scriptures which justify that a woman who is filled with the holy spirit can preach in church if no man is qualified.
  • Wayne
    What was , now is ; who is it that sells the word of God? That makes a business out of souls? Who has not read the words from the mouth of Jesus; my fathers house is a house of prayer; But you have turned it into a den of thieves? The word of God is given to this generation. "As for tomorrow, the evil there of is sufficient unto that day."Salvation is for the world. Love is God.
  • Wayne
    We sit at the table and feast while the hungry beg in the streets ,even up to the door. Love without action has no value. Now then having said that ,understand this ;for it written man cannot live by bread alone .But by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The way of God is not the way of man.