Romans 14:8

“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whether we liue, we liue vnto the Lord: and whether wee die, we die vnto the Lord: whether wee liue therefore or die, we are the Lords.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As long as we have life we are living to the Lord; or if we give up our life it is to the Lord; so if we are living, or if our life comes to an end, we are the Lord's.
- Basic English Bible

For both if we should live, [it is] to the Lord we live; and if we should die, [it is] to the Lord we die: both if we should live then, and if we should die, we are the Lord's.
- Darby Bible

For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we die to the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
- Webster's Bible

If we live, we live to the Lord: if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord's.
- World English Bible

For whether we lyuen, we lyuen to the Lord; and whethir we dien, we dien to the Lord. Therfor whethir we lyuen or dien, we ben of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

for both, if we may live, to the Lord we live; if also we may die, to the Lord we die; both then if we may live, also if we may die, we are the Lord's;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:8


Ro 14:8 We are the Lord's. While living, the aim must be to do the Lord's will, and even when we die we will be fully resigned to his will. We are not at our own disposal.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • Wayne
    You know another is a Christian when both people acknowledge the joyfulness of being in each others presence. The Holy Ghost connects each to each other. Instant recognition.
  • Lu2677
    The Holy Spirit does not teach people that are following false doctrine that is being taught by false teachers. Test every spirit using the word of God. Christians are of one mind, one spirit, Christians agree on Biblical doctrine.
  • John mckoy
    if you are a Christian, you should accept others who say they are a Christian no matter what denominations ,they are GOD PEOPLES .THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH THEM.
  • Tye
    This means that let no man judge you if your following Christ. If I am following the law by,keeping Sabbath, not eating pork. No one should judge me or try to put stumbling blocks in my way because of my convictions.him also i cannot judge my bretheren because they do not do as i do. God said EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW.I love this passage so enlightening. Its hard following Christ in a world that doesn't know him. God bless
  • Hono
    It simply means that each day is equal for worshiping God
  • Mona soliz for verse 2
    I believe it means that those who are strong in faith can endure all things and those who believe but are weak can endure little but should not be judge because God recieves all who believe through Christ.We who are stronger should strive everyday to help those who are weaker to become strong as one.we should also realize that being stronger does not make us better as we all fall short and sin.Romans touched my heart deeply and gave me a greater understanding of God's mercy and the belief that I should live my life everday as God wants and I also want to one day stand in his Glory.It was truly humbling to read.

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