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

  • Eric
    1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love. 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
  • Lilian
    We must be Born Again in the Spirit and not in the flesh . For our flesh are sinful and will only die but only thru the Holy Spirit our body will be quicken up because of the righteousness. Thanks to the blood of Jesus. Amen
  • Craig
    Rom. 8:9b is very important, "if you have not the Spirit of Christ, you are none of his."
  • Ama
    for his word says seek ye first his kingdom, in seeking the kingdom on this earth is not easy lot of trials and temptations, but we should remember that he says in all things we are more than conquerors so we need not to be afraid but to wait for the all other things that is the glory that we will be getting after this, and it can never be compared to what we went through in seeking the kingdom.
  • Lilian
    Jesus had anointed us therefore no one can separate his anointed one from his love. For God is love we must love our neighbor as He loves us this is the strong words that he commanded us . Thanks to blood of Jesus that shed for us praise God forever amen
  • Dee.west
    When I read Romans 8:18, it reminds me of all the suffering we are required to endure. But, the one most glorious consolation for all that suffering, will be the revelation of Our soon coming King of God.