Romans 15:4

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whatsoeuer things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might haue hope.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now those things which were put down in writing before our time were for our learning, so that through quiet waiting and through the comfort of the holy Writings we might have hope.
- Basic English Bible

For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
- Darby Bible

For whatever things were written formerly, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
- Webster's Bible

For all that was written of old has been written for our instruction, so that we may always have hope through the power of endurance and the encouragement which the Scriptures afford.
- Weymouth Bible

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
- World English Bible

For what euere thingis ben writun, tho ben writun to oure techynge, that bi pacience and coumfort of scripturis we haue hope.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we might have the hope.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 15:4


15:4 Aforetime - In the Old Testament. That we through patience and consolation of the scriptures may have hope - That through the consolation which God gives us by these, we may have patience and a joyful hope.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 15:4


Ro 15:4 For whatsoever things were written. The passage just quoted applies to Christ, and all things written in the Old Scriptures are for our learning. Instruction. Might have hope. The purpose of the Scriptures is to impart a present blessed hope through the patience and the comfort they impart to those who suffer for God.

Discussion for Romans 15

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • A disciple
    "The GOD of Hope!" All our immaturity and stupidity can be corrected and healed, so that we truly become "A Man (or Woman) after His own heart." Our own individual weakness and inadequacy is the very thing by which the Lord's strength is made perfect: especially in showing the world, that His grace has nothing to do with men's estimations and opinions about us. Jesus is our HOPE, and our Victory!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 14:17 FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT MEAT AND DRINK BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT EZEKIEL 36:25 THEN WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE CLEAN FROM ALL YOUR FILTHINESS AND FROM ALL YOUR IDOLS WILL I CLEANSE YOU 36:26 A NEW HEART ALSO WILL I GIVE YOU AND A NEW SPIRIT WILL I PUT WITHIN YOU AND I WILL TAKE AWAY THE STONY HEART OUT OF YOUR FLESH AND I WILL GIVE YOU AN HEART OF FLESH 36:27 AND I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN MY STATUTES AND YOU SHALL KEEP MY JUDGEMENTS ---- AND DO THEM ----2 CORINTHIANS 3:3 FORASMUCH AS YOU ARE MANIFESTLY DECLARED TO BE THE EPISTLE OF CHRIST MINISTERED BY US WRITTEN NOT WITH INK ---- BUT WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD ---- NOT IN TABLES OF STONE BUT IN --FLESHY--TABLES OF THE HEART 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS --- BORN OF HIM ---
  • Brandi merchant
    this is an awesome bible verse god is awesome for the bible so people can read it
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 3:18 FOR CHRIST ALSO HATH ONCE SUFFERED FOR SINS THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST THAT --- HE MIGHT BRING US TO GOD --- BEING PUT TO DEATH IN THE FLESH BUT QUICKENED BY THE SPIRIT JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL 1 PETER 3:19 BY WHICH ALSO HE WENT AND PREACHED UNTO THE SPIRITS IN PRISON 3:20 WHICH SOMETIME WERE DISOBEDIENT WHEN ONCE THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD WAITED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING WHEREIN FEW THAT IS EIGHT SOULS WERE SAVED BY WATER 3:21THE LIKE FIGURE WHEREUNTO EVEN BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE NOT THE PUTTING AWAY OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH BUT THE ANSWER OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE TOWARD GOD BY THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST MARK 1:8 I INDEED HAVE BAPTIZED YOU WITH WATER BUT HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • Lilian
    Now the God of hope may fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound with hope through the holy Ghosts thank you for your word Jesus i love you and i believe your word. Praise you and worship you Jesus amen

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