Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For all haue sinned, and come short of the glory of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
- Basic English Bible

for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Darby Bible

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Webster's Bible

for all alike have sinned, and all consciously come short of the glory of God,
- Weymouth Bible

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- World English Bible

For alle men synneden, and han nede to the glorie of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:23


3:23 For all have sinned - In Adam, and in their own persons; by a sinful nature, sinful tempers, and sinful actions. And are fallen short of the glory of God - The supreme end of man; short of his image on earth, and the enjoyment of him in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:23


Ro 3:23 For all have sinned. This has been already shown. And come short of the glory of God. Wycliffe says, "Have need of the glory of God". I believe this suggests the idea. Man was made originally in the image of God. He was then sinless. No sinner is in the Divine image. All have sinned, and to have the divine likeness restored, need to have their sins blotted out. Until this is done they come short of the glory of God.

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Pauline Lewis
    1 John 1:8-10King James Version KJV 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  • Coretta
    I think. Romans 3 means that if you've accepted the Lord as your savior and die in your sin he is just to forgive you do to your lack of knowledge.When you know no better you do know better.When you know better you fo better.Do you think your earthly father will abandon you because you do wrong.No.Well your heavenly father loves you more.He's a merciful God.Love covers a multitude of sin.
  • BSP
    This verse shows that every person living has sinned. We have all inherited sin from our imperfect ancestors, Adam and Eve.
  • Lilian
    God is love. Fear means to OBEY GOD'S WORDS AND AVOID DOING EVIL . Fear not and don't let your heart be troubled for God is always with us. GOD LOVES US SO MUCH HE SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST TO US SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. JESUS WAS SENT TO THE WORLD NOT TO CONDEMNED BUT THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS. I WILL PRAISE YOU JESUS FOREVER AND WILL TRUST YOU AMN
  • Spencer
    The Fear of The Lord is reverence and obedience. Bowing our heads in prayer, kneeling before Him in church, etc. That is being reverent. I think reverence also implies submitting ourselves to God the best we can. Thank you for the fellowship Peace of Christ be with us all
  • Gladys Thomas
    Obeying God shows our Love And Respect for Him.