Romans 8:31

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall wee then say to these things? If God be for vs, who can bee against vs?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then shall we say to these things? If God {is} for us, who {is} against us?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then shall we say to these things? If God `is' for us, who `is' against us?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
- Basic English Bible

What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who against us?
- Darby Bible

What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
- Webster's Bible

What then shall we say to this? If God is on our side, who is there to appear against us?
- Weymouth Bible

What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
- World English Bible

What thanne schulen we seie to these thingis? If God for vs, who is ayens vs?
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God [is] for us, who [is] against us?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:31


8:31 What shall we say then to these things - Related in the third, fifth, and eighth chapters? As if he had said, We cannot go, think, or wish anything farther. If God be for us - Here follow four periods, one general and three particular. Each begins with glorying in the grace of God, which is followed by a question suitable to it, challenging all opponents to all which, I am persuaded, &c., is a general answer. The general period is, If God be for us, who can be against us? The first particular period, relating to the past time, is, He that spared not his own Son, how shall he not freely give us all things? The second, relating to the present, is, It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? The third, relating to the future, is, It is Christ that died - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:31


Ro 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? The rest of the chapter is a hymn of triumph over this assurance of salvation. If God [be] for us. What has been shown shows that he is for all who love God. Who [can be] against us? If he is on our side, we must prevail.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Bob DeHaan
    This chapter of Romans I had not read in some time. I feel convicted that I need to better listen to the Holy Spirit than to the flesh. We Are so easily distracted from God's calling in our life because the world is constantly sucking us away from the Spirit.O Lord help me to study and walk tall as an overcomer in Christ. I stand each day on your promises.Thank you for your mercy and grace.
  • Librarygal143
    Nothing shall separate us, Praise Jesus!
  • Grace
    yes nothing, nothing at all can be in position to separate us from the love God whether death, persistent trails, lack sickness in this world. trails are always with us so we have to endure and look unto the cross. so if you are to forsake Christ it means it will be on a daily basis.
  • Geraldine cole
    We must be ready when he call us don't let no one come between u and God no matter what no one .u no family will try to break your spirit when they are unsaved but test the spirit see if it be of God then bind up the devil u see the devil want to steal your gifts and your gifts that Jesus has given us is in our spirit and out gifts are the works he has told us to do in this life Amen
  • BSP
    Verses 38 and 39 show that absolutely nothing, not even death itself, can separate us from God's love. That is such a comforting thought of how deep and powerful God's love is.
  • Bob Hucik
    There's more than sufficient evidence in this chapter of this letter to satisfy all who hunger for righteousness. Article 30 explains that if one repents, is baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ you WILL receive the Holy Ghost. With the very Spirit of God residing in the one who follows Him they will they will diligently seek to see His Face and follow Him as a bride to wed Him-TRUE LOVE!