Romans 14:11

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is written, As I liue, saith the Lord, euery knee shall bow to mee, and euery tongue shall confesse to God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is said in the holy Writings, By my life, says the Lord, to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give worship to God.
- Basic English Bible

For it is written, *I* live, saith [the] Lord, that to me shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God.
- Darby Bible

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
- Webster's Bible

for it is written, "`As I live,' says the Lord, `to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall make confession to God.'"
- Weymouth Bible

For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'"
- World English Bible

For it is writun, Y lyue, seith the Lord, for to me ech kne schal be bowid, and ech tunge schal knouleche to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it hath been written, `I live! saith the Lord -- to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 14:11


14:11 As I live - An oath proper to him, because he only possesseth life infinite and independent. It is Christ who is here termed both Lord and God; as it is he to whom we live, and to whom we die. Every tongue shall confess to God - Shall own him as their rightful Lord; which shall then only be accomplished in its full extent. The Lord grant we may find mercy in that day; and may it also be imparted to those who have differed from us! yea, to those who have censured and condemned us for things which we have done from a desire to please him, or refused to do from a fear of offending him. #Isa 45:23|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 14:11


Ro 14:11 For it is written. In Isa 45:23. The passage quoted declares that the whole world will yet make humble acknowledgment of the sovereignty of Jehovah.

Discussion for Romans 14

  • BSP
    Verse 8: This is a good reminder that the life we have is a gift from Jehovah God and if we need to live in a way that shows we are appreciative and obedient to God.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT OR DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE --- ROMANS 14:21 IT IS GOOD NEITHER TO EAT FLESH NOR TO DRINK WINE NOR ANYTHING WHEREBY THY BROTHER STUMBLETH OR IS OFFENDED OR IS MADE WEAK
  • Ray321
    Romans 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. God is in control of everything , Satan has to ask permission.
  • Lu2677
    Edna, James 2:21 "Abraham our father justified by works." Galations 3:11 "Not justified by the law." Under the umbrella of Salvation we are justified by works, and justified not by works. I am not disputing against Galations 3:11. I consider the whole counsel of the Lord. Ro.14:22 "Happy is he that condemneth not himself in the things God allows" Allowing men to be justified by works and not.
  • BSP
    Verse 13 is a good reminder that we should stop judging others. We are all imperfect and it is not our place to judge others.