Romans 8:38

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I am perswaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
- Basic English Bible

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- Darby Bible

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
- Webster's Bible

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither the lower ranks of evil angels nor the higher, neither things present nor things future, nor the forces of nature,
- Weymouth Bible

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- World English Bible

But Y am certeyn, that nethir deeth, nether lijf, nether aungels, nethir principatus, nether vertues, nether present thingis, nether thingis to comynge, nether strengthe,
- Wycliffe Bible

for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:38


8:38 I am persuaded - This is inferred from the thirty - fourth verse, in an admirable order: - Neither death shall hurt us; For Christ is dead: Nor life; 'is risen Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers; nor things pre - sent, nor things to come; is at the right hand of God: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature; maketh intercession for us. Neither death - Terrible as it is to natural men; a violent death in particular, #Rom 8:36|. Nor life - With all the affliction and distress it can bring, #Rom 8:35|; or a long, easy life; or all living men. Nor angels - Whether good (if it were possible they should attempt it) or bad, with all their wisdom and strength. Nor principalities, nor powers - Not even those of the highest rank, or the most eminent power. Nor things present - Which may befal us during our pilgrimage; or the whole world, till it passeth away. Nor things to come - Which may occur either when our time on earth is past, or when time itself is at an end, as the final judgment, the general conflagration, the everlasting fire. Nor height, nor depth - The former sentence respected the differences of times; this, the differences of places. How many great and various things are contained in these words, we do not, need not, cannot know yet. The height - In St. Paul's sublime style, is put for heaven. The depth - For the great abyss: that is, neither the heights, I will not say of walls, mountains, seas, but, of heaven itself, can move us; nor the abyss itself, the very thought of which might astonish the boldest creature. Nor any creature - Nothing beneath the Almighty; visible enemies he does not even deign to name. Shall be able - Either by force, #Rom 8:35|; or by any legal claim, #Rom 8:33|, &c. To separate us from the love of God in Christ - Which will surely save, protect, deliver us who believe in, and through, and from, them all.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:38


Ro 8:38 For I am persuaded. No hostile power of the universe can lead us away, is the apostle's holy confidence. That neither death nor life. These adversaries seem to advance in pairs. Death is named first, because death by martyrdom threatens. The next pair is nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. "The angels" are good angels, while malignant angels are meant by the other terms. Nor things present, nor things to come. The present or the future.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Irene123
    To Mari B. on 10, 2016 - God bless you for your BOLD stand for the TRUTH - ACTS 2:38.
  • Sharon Groover
    You may be in Jesus, but is Jesus in you?
  • Steve morrow
    ROM 8:39--HOW DOES GOD DEFINE HIS LOVE--JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YE IN MY LOVE 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS PRO 3:5 LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING
  • Isaac Cruz
    It is sad to see what some Reverends teach as Bible fact. This WHOLE chapter teaches the security of a believer that has the Spirit of God in him. The last verse qualifies everything by the phrase: "which is in Christ Jesus." I ask: How can I be in Christ Jesus and go to hell? Would'nt God have to throw in Jesus in too? I am IN Jesus.
  • Brodeirck Green
    The one thing that I know from my own experience with God is that He will always be there when I need Him. Other than turning your back on Him denouncing Him , there is no sin that He won't forgive you for, so in knowing that there should be NO ONE or NOTHING that will be able to seperate you from the Love of God.
  • Niveah Blanchard
    Life, Nor Death it is like you own star world like you can live but die