Romans 3:25

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom God hath set forth to bee a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousnesse for the remission of sinnes, that are past, through the forbearance of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. {This was} to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom God set forth `to be' a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whom God has put forward as the sign of his mercy, through faith, by his blood, to make clear his righteousness when, in his pity, God let the sins of earlier times go without punishment;
- Basic English Bible

whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in his blood, for [the] shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect of the passing by the sins that had taken place before, through the forbearance of God;
- Darby Bible

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
- Webster's Bible

He it is whom God put forward as a Mercy-seat, rendered efficacious through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness-- because of the passing over, in God's forbearance, of the sins previously committed--
- Weymouth Bible

whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance;
- World English Bible

Whom God ordeynede foryyuer, bi feith in his blood, to the schewyng of his riytwisnesse, for remyssioun of biforgoynge synnes,
- Wycliffe Bible

whom God did set forth a mercy seat, through the faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of His righteousness, because of the passing over of the bygone sins in the forbearance of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:25


3:25 Whom God hath set forth - Before angels and men. A propitiation - To appease an offended God. But if, as some teach, God never was offended, there was no need of this propitiation. And, if so, Christ died in vain. To declare his righteousness - To demonstrate not only his clemency, but his justice; even that vindictive justice whose essential character and principal office is, to punish sin. By the remission of past sins - All the sins antecedent to their believing.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:25


Ro 3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation. Christ was publicly shown forth as a MERCY SEAT (a Propitiatory). As God of old met Israel at the mercy seat when the blood of the atonement was offered (Ex 30:6), so Christ on the Cross is our mercy seat. There we meet God who comes to us then in tender mercy, to declare his righteousness, to show it to us, in bestowing righteousness upon us in forgiving out past sins. This system of forgiveness, or righteousness through the cross of Christ, is the righteousness without law predicted by the Law and the Prophets.

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Wayne
    Fahim, another word for fear is reverence God. Realize how great and Godly He is. And worship Him.
  • Norm
    Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
  • Fahim84 for verse 18
    i cannot see fearing God to be a peaceful thing
  • Mike
    all have sinned, sinned has the letters "ed " at the end of it, that means past tense. Our Savior Jesus said " go and sin no more " redeemed by the blood of the Lamb AMEN.
  • Blessed
    gal. 5:22 the fruit of the spirit no law is above because the spirit establish the law through faith in all thy ways acknowledge him JESUS say he come not to break the law but to fulfill it
  • Ingrid
    I love the book of Romans! It encompasses all the truth of what Christ is to Christians. He is the one who, by grace, brought forgiveness to ALL who simply accept him as the son of God, as Redeemer of sin, as the Holy and Anointed one. This book tells us that there is not one who is not a sinner, not one who does not need his blood to be cleansed in front of God the Father 's eyes. And, that there is nothing WE can do to work our way to eternal life...no works of charity so there will be no boasting the only righteous thing to do is to accept Him and hold that peace in our hearts knowing that we are his adopted children, sons and daughters of the King of kings to whom He grants his most beautiful promise of eternal life!

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