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

  • Monica
    God is my strength and my redeemer
  • Justin bahongoli
    we are sons of God because his the one who calls us and choice us according to his purpose.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    THE WORD OF GOD IS THE WILL OF GOD ! SPEAK IN TONGUES ! DO WHAT THE WORD SAYS TO DO FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS TO THE BOOK OF JUDE AMEN AND AMEN ! THE HELP YOU NEED TO PUT IT IN A SOUND PERSPECTIVE AND THE MANAFESTATIONS THEREOF IS AVAILABLE NOW ! ASK ABBA DAD GOD ABOUT IT AMEN ! SHALOM !
  • 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!