Romans 8:28

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Romans 8:28

And wee know that all things worke together for good, to them that loue God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to {His} purpose.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, `even' to them that are called according to `his' purpose.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.
- Basic English Bible

But we *do* know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.
- Darby Bible

And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
- Webster's Bible

Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.
- Weymouth Bible

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
- World English Bible

And we witen, that to men `that louen God, alle thingis worchen togidere in to good, to hem that aftir purpos ben clepid seyntis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:28

8:28 And we know - This in general; though we do not always know particularly what to pray for. That all things - Ease or pain, poverty or riches, and the ten thousand changes of life. Work together for good - Strongly and sweetly for spiritual and eternal good. To them that are called according to his purpose - His gracious design of saving a lost world by the death of his Son. This is a new proposition. St. Paul, being about to recapitulate the whole blessing contained in justification, (termed glorification, #Rom 8:30|,) first goes back to the purpose or decree of God, which is frequently mentioned in holy writ. To explain this (nearly in the words of an eminent writer) a little more at large: - When a man has a work of time and importance before him, he pauses, consults, and contrives; and when he has laid a plan, resolves or decrees to proceed accordingly. Having observed this in ourselves, we are ready to apply it to God also; and he, in condescension to us has applied it to himself. The works of providence and redemption are vast and stupendous, and therefore we are apt to conceive of God as deliberating and consulting on them, and then decreeing to act according to the counsel of his own will; as if, long before the world was made, he had been concerting measures both as to the making and governing of it, and had then writ down his decrees, which altered not, any more than the laws of the Medes and Persians. Whereas, to take this consulting and decreeing in a literal sense, would be the same absurdity as to ascribe a real human body and human passions to the ever - blessed God. This is only a popular representation of his infallible knowledge and unchangeable wisdom; that is, he does all things as wisely as a man can possibly do, after the deepest consultation, and as steadily pursues the most proper method as one can do who has laid a scheme beforehand. But then, though the effects be such as would argue consultation and consequent decrees in man, yet what need of a moment's consultation in Him who sees all things at one view? Nor had God any more occasion to pause and deliberate, and lay down rules for his own conduct from all eternity, than he has now. What was there any fear of his mistaking afterwards, if he had not beforehand prepared decrees, to direct him what he was to do? Will any man say, he was wiser before the creation than since? or had he then more leisure, that he should take that opportunity to settle his affairs, and make rules (or himself, from which he was never to vary? He has doubtless the same wisdom and all other perfections at this day which he had from eternity; and is now as capable of making decrees, or rather has no more occasion for them now than formerly: his understanding being always equally clear and bright, his wisdom equally infallible.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:28

Ro 8:28 All things work together for good. The third ground of encouragement to saints in suffering is now given. To them, under God's providence, all things, even their sorrows, trials and persecutions, work together for blessing. This precious assurance is not to all mankind, saint and sinner, but is limited to a class. To them that love God. These are those who enjoy the blessed assurance just given. Notice the order in the Revised Version, which is the order of the Greek, "to them that love God all things work together for good". The love of God is the very foundation of the Christian life. See Lu 10:28 and Joh 14:23. The expression, "them that love God", is synonymous with "Followers of Christ". See 1Co 2:9 Eph 6:24 2Ti 4:8 Jas 2:5. The two expressions "them that love God" and "the called" are are different ways of describing the same class. To them who are the called. These have been called by the gospel and have accepted the call. Many others are called Jews and Gentiles, but only those who hear and obey are chosen (Mt 20:16 20:14). Paul uses the term of the latter class; those who hear and obey. The evidence that we are "the called" is that we love God. According to [his] purpose. This call was purposed from the time that God promised a Deliverer of the fallen race (Ge 3:15).


Comments for Romans 8:28

Michelle's comment on 2015-05-25 20:09:14:

Upon this rock i will build my church and hell shall not prevail against it! Praise God and may his glory be forever and ever Amen


Omitola Timothy's comment on 2015-05-19 01:18:08:

whatever, we are passing through after we have done the will of God would turn to our goodness in the end. it is the word of encouragement from Apostle Paul so that we would not be discourage after we might have prayed to a certain problem or challenges that face us but seems we don 't see result of our prayer as we expect.


Nylen's comment on 2015-03-31 19:45:34:

Because we are sinners, many wrongdoings we have done,in words, in thoughts in deeds. We are in the battles of the evil spirits of the people surrounded us, of the darkness, we most of the time we conform the world as human being of course we keep on sinning. But as it is written in Romans 8:28 all things work together for good to those who love God.Meaning to say, we must put our trust confident in God who is in control of everything by faith all those sins be erased, be cleansed, be totally removed forgotten by God as we delight ourselves unto Him through Christ Jesus. The top priority that we need to do is to love God above all things because God can do deliver every bad or plans of the darkness in our lives as we continue doing His will, by means of cooperating the Holy Spirit to lead us, to teach us, to let JESUS controls rule our lives all things work for good according to God 's purpose in our lives. Obeying submitting ourselves to the Holy Spirit make all things work for good to let the purpose of what God designed us to be that to do the will of the Father even we did wrong God will take those away all our sins by faith through Christ Jesus.


Joel's comment on 2015-01-07 22:27:51:

Child like Faith. Why must we try to bring our own wisdom into play. If God says all things then trust that whatever we are dealing with if we Love Him and obey His commands He has it under control..simple Faith.


P.s.sunder's comment on 2014-11-03 03:55:22:

A pillow for a weired soul


Richard's comment on 2014-10-25 11:25:35:

there are two types of obedience one is sola fide and the other is sola fide plus cooperation. One is without any input on our 's an alien Righteousness, forensic, and an extrinsic Righteousness accomplished by Another and we apprehend that Righteousness by Faith. It is a "passive Righteousness " and This Righteousness is, at The Right Hand of The Father, in The Person of Christ Jesus The other is also by Faith, but includes an "active righteousness " We participate by actively cooperating with The Holy Spirit in the building of a righteous character. He Who has begun a good work in you will complete that work " Our part is "overcoming the sins which so easily doth beset us " This is The Holy Spirit 's work within us...and it is the work of a lifetime. We cooperate by allowing The Holy Spirit to remove those spots that we cannot. This is where the Sola Fide comes in...we believe "that He Who has begun a good work " will complete that work. Paul say "not that I have arrived, but I press on " It begins the same day we are Justified and both Justification and Sanctification continues until we are Glorified. Whether we die, and we are sleeping...for He does call it a sleep, or, we are alive when Christ Comes the Second Time, and together with those who have been in the grave awaiting The Trump of God to awake them we rise together to be forever with our LORD.


Kamau Julius's comment on 2014-06-25 00:59:16:

All things means everything accouunted for and THE CALLED means those who have been washed by the BLOOD OF JESUS


Pieter Fourie's comment on 2014-06-07 14:34:33:

My dad is a non believer and was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. He is at the point where he is angry at God. I think he should read this verse. Pleas help me pray for him.


Kelechi Jackson Anyasor's comment on 2014-05-12 06:16:43:

Although,we are getting at the height of gross darkness on earth,that shouldn 't detare us,but should encourage us of our imminent departure into the kingdom of our dear God,arise and shine,for we are created for such a time as this.


Prince Adewale's comment on 2014-03-09 05:50:34:

Sometimes will find it so difficult to understand how God work things out for his beloved The Isrealites for instance God lead them to the sea side where seems no way to escape from king Pharoe Even they hardly Believed God s word All what God require from us is total obedient to His commandmets and all our trials in life shall definately turn into testimony


Peter Ankeli's comment on 2014-02-27 10:32:17:

In whatever situation God has a blessing for His own no matter how bad and incomprehensible it appears Those who know God and love Him can draw out reasons to be thankful Even the reigning killing of Christians around the world confirms to the believers the certainty of Christ Words and therefore encourages them and urges them on


Elijah Mogire.'s comment on 2014-02-19 09:59:49:

It is by faith that we earn Salvation Justivication Having been justified Salvation is freely given by Jesus so that in Him all good that we need is done in us Anen


D McClendon's comment on 2014-02-11 10:43:31:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to his purpose I take the Word literally It says ALL things so good and bad things Also applies to THEM that love God so it ONLY applies to those of us that LOVE GOD Lastly it is intended for those WHO ARE CALLED are we not all called for HIS purpose I believe we are but the main point of this scripture is that we must 1st LOVE God in order for all things to work for our good


Rcmessenger33's comment on 2014-01-24 16:15:00:

It means that we are ALL God and God is ALL of us and ALL THINGS. Everything in existence is connected by Gods energy. Without God there would not be Life. Without life, there would be nothing. No such thing as the big bang theory. This is only scientists trying to find and answer to everything. The only answer is the WORD OF GOD.


Matey Emanuel's comment on 2014-01-02 11:23:08:

I think there is similarities between this scripture ROM. 8:28 and that of ECC.3.


Cheryl C.'s comment on 2013-11-27 09:27:16:

I agree with Harold Caffee's comment : Romans 8:28 is talking about spiritual things: All of Romans 8 is talking about spiritual things: Thank God for Life in Christ Jesus & His many Blessings.


Kathy's comment on 2013-10-23 16:54:10:

As a believer we face trials and sometimes things do happen. But as long as we are faithfully to the Lord He will work it out to our good. In other words hold onto the unchanging hand of Jesus and it will all work out.


Clarita's comment on 2013-09-19 15:18:06:

All things won't be good, but He'll work it for good AMEN.


Niyi's comment on 2013-09-12 14:32:41:

It's the word of God, there shouldn't be any controversy


Nwodo Gerald's comment on 2013-08-18 23:40:23:

Dis verse a soul lifter,it reminds us about Gods luv ad promises. Teling us about faith ad love because if you love God you wil have faith in him which will make you be among his chosen ones and i believd ALL THINGS WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR YOU whether trials or blessings


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