Romans 3:23

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Romans 3:23

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


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.


Comments for Romans 3:23

Doug Cutler's comment on 2015-08-27 10:05:21:

I go along with Alvis: There must be different meanings for all. That word has been used several places that if used as we use all, no one would be alive today. Or live after the end times. There is mention of being transformed instantly and not dying. All would include these if used as we do today.


MockingBird's comment on 2015-07-14 08:03:20:

All have sinned : To come short is that I have not met the expectation of God 's Glory. That can only be done through Jesus Christ : I sin from time to time : I no longer sin : But if I continue in that sin I am a sinner !!!


Connie G.'s comment on 2015-07-03 13:01:27:

Romans starts out in this section by speaking of the Law Torah . As a Jew, I know that we are not expected to fulfill all 613 laws wearenot sinners if we don 't. Therefore it is not true that "we all fall short of the glory of God. " I guess Christians sincerely believe that they do because they are going according to their own scripture,not the Torah.


Alvis's comment on 2014-08-16 22:51:47:

If "all " have sinned, then how could anyone come to God without one who had not sinned? I wonder if when this statement was made in Romans, was it not referring to a certain group? If everyone sinned from the first parents, then there could not be any way for anyone to be led to God for their salvation. I think of Abel, Enoch, the man caught up in a whirlwind, Jeremiah, these men are not noted in the scriptures as having sinned. How about John the Baptist, the scriptures say that he was filled with the Holy Ghost from his mother 's womb? Somehow I wonder if the verse was mis translated because "all " means everyone.


Charles Ochieng Aloo's comment on 2014-07-12 04:43:03:

Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, therefore we are all sinners unless we seek the Kingdom of God.


Marty's comment on 2014-04-16 11:30:02:

What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin that GRACE may abound ?


Bisi Odufuye's comment on 2014-04-04 05:07:40:

the sin of man has brought all kinds of shortages into his life, shortage of peace,health,joy,life and what have you.Summarily,short age arising from untimely death and short lived hope.It is only by retracing his steps back to his Reedemer and liberator, Jesus Christ who bled and died on the cross on his behalf that he can be set free.


GEORGE LEEMIX's comment on 2014-03-31 05:59:51:



Michael .E.'s comment on 2014-02-18 01:05:28:

What is the difference between a sinner and one that committed sin can one who has given his her life to Jesus be called a sinner


Michael .E.'s comment on 2014-02-18 01:01:00:

This very verse of the Scripture Romans 3 23 is actualy refering to that man woman who has not accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour according to Romans10 9 and 10 Why do we need to come to God through Christ Jesus Because every man born of a Woman is born into the world of sin and he has Adamic Nature nature of sin When Adam committed high treason sinned he died a spiritual death which means he was totally seperated from his creator God he lost the glory position fellowship and communion he had with God before the fall It s only in Christ we can be made one with God and have this glory restored back to us JOHN 17vs22 Colorsian1vs27


Rev James's comment on 2013-12-12 12:21:35:

for christians to understand this there must be clear truth about spirit .soul and body.the body is not saved soul likewise but spirit is complete because it is saved .now spirit is what has the glory jesus replaced the glory in as john 17:22 colossians1:27


Kenneth Lindsey's comment on 2013-12-04 21:44:36:

to come short mean that we've taken on another position and condition a fallen one. we are different then what God's original creative picture of us was prior to the fall. therefore we cannot represent His glory, His image, and His character because we are able to reflect who his is because of what we have become. we are a fallen creature, it's like having a hunch back that can never be corrected unless the potter God makes us over again.


Wilbur Lee Salway's comment on 2013-09-27 12:04:07:

This verse teaches the very plain truth about every human being and that is that everyone has sinned without exception. The word “come short” carries with it the meaning of “inferior or failure.” Man’s sin has caused them to fail in grasping the glory of God, even though man in his pride likes to think that his track record of works bring glory to God. (1 Ki 8:46 KJV) If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; Even in the Old Testament the fact was made clear that there is not one person on Earth who has not sinned.


Rev. Autrey's comment on 2013-09-15 06:51:58:

(Verse 23) "For all have sinned ..." This means that because of our sinful nature we are going to commit sins. This applies to all people, whether we live under the law or grace. The issue is then, how do we get rid of these sins. Or stated more plainly, how do we make ourselves righteous.

Paul states plainly that we do this by letting Jesus take away our sins. "He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us." He goes on to say, "We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us."

In other words, the death of Jesus was a subsutitute for our deaths. That is, it was supposed to be us dying on that cross, but Jesus took our place. This is what it means to say that we are saved by grace. Because in his gracious mercy, God did not punish us, but instead placed the punishment for our sins on Jesus.

I use the terms "God" and "Jesus" to mean the same because as it is expressed in John 1:1, "... and the Word (Jesus) was God." That's why Paul in 1 Timothy 2:3 calls Jesus "God our Savior."


David Livingstone's comment on 2013-03-19 07:08:27:

All humans are guilty of this 1 Kings 8:46a (for there is no man that sinneth not). Job 15:14, 'what is man, that he should be clean?’; and he which is born of a WOMAN (Adamic nature) that he should be righteous? So until you allow Jesus into your life Today, that glory is absent. Colossians 1:27 says Christ in me the hope of Glory. Receive your glory now by saying after me 'LORD JESUS, I believe in you now, all that sacrifice was for me, I accept you today, come into my life an restore the Glory. AMEN. GOD bless you.


Dolly Thoka's comment on 2013-03-06 08:14:54:

Without the spirit of God in us, we will be living naked without worrying about our nakedness and without any worry as if we were not short of glory.


Ogunyemi Esther's comment on 2013-01-29 07:29:07:

We have all sins from the very beginning through Adam but we are justified by faith through Christ Jesus.


Chris's comment on 2012-03-05 10:40:01:

I'm a practising Christian. I regard myself as having 'signed up' at some point in my past, and attend a boisterous CofE church. But in my darkest moments of doubt it occurs to me how absolute is the vision of Man in these words. Christians want nothing short of perfection (for themselves and unfortunately sometimes of others). How can we, human-all-too-human beings use that vision in our daily lives without an huge subconcious arrogance. Sometimes it seems I become aware of that secret arrogance and flip over into the most morbid thoughts of isolation and worthlessness in immense cold Universe. In that state I watch myself gradually return to a smug forgetfulness of the intuition. Yes, I have sinned/do sin. Yes, I ask forgiveness. But what rings most true to me is Jeremiah 17:9.


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