Romans 5:3

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And not onely so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not only so, but let us have joy in our troubles: in the knowledge that trouble gives us the power of waiting;
- Basic English Bible

And not only [that], but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
- Darby Bible

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
- Webster's Bible

And not only so: we also exult in our sufferings, knowing as we do, that suffering produces fortitude;
- Weymouth Bible

Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
- World English Bible

And not this oneli, but also we glorien in tribulaciouns, witynge that tribulacioun worchith pacience,
- Wycliffe Bible

And not only [so], but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation doth work endurance;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:3


5:3 We glory in tribulations also - Which we are so far from esteeming a mark of God's displeasure, that we receive them as tokens of his fatherly love, whereby we are prepared for a more exalted happiness. The Jews objected to the persecuted state of the Christians as inconsistent with the people of the Messiah. It is therefore with great propriety that the apostle so often mentions the blessings arising from this very thing.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:3


Ro 5:3 We glory in tribulations also. The peace of Christ is so sweet, and the hope of the saint so glorious, that the Christian can even exult in present sufferings, since he has assurance that even these minister to his eternal joy. Knowing that tribulation worketh patience. Various steps of progress are named here in order. Affliction works out "patience", and patience secures "approval". Such is probably the meaning of the word rendered in the Common Version "experience" (Ro 5:4). So Macknight and Schaff render it. Patient endurance of affliction secures the divine approval.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Trying of your faith worketh patience (fruit of the spirit) it also builds faith trials of your faith is precious but it must be tried with fire so the Lord can use you. Why? Without faith it's IMPOSSIBLE to please him
  • A disciple
    "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." There is evidently a great chasm fixed between the Scriptures of Truth and the Other Gospel that is so popularly believed in today. The Truth is that we WERE dead in sins and bound with chains of darkness, alienated in our minds by nature away from God, and all knowledge and spiritual understanding but now in Christ we ARE alive and righteous, clean through the word which He has spoken and made new creations made after the image of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. No matter what men may say and contradict and argue the fact done is that we are now made holy and righteous through the grace of Jesus Christ, and have eternal life. Sin and death do not have dominion over us!
  • Elijah
    The question that is asked by the bible trivia, '3.  Paul says that tribulations give us what?
    I think that the answer to the question is wrong. It does not give all three. It is by enduring tribulations that we learn the value of dealing with trials patiently, and by doing thus, we gain experience. Through these experiences we see our reason for hope in God. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
  • Edna
    not only reconciled peace with God but saved by his life, thru his ressurtion, if there was no ressurtion we would be dead in our sins.So we have hope in Gods gift to us JESUS CHRIST
  • Edna
    by the first man ADAM BROUGHT SIN AND DEATH INTO THE WORLD. BUT BY THE SECOND MAN JESUS THE GRACE OF GOD BROUGHT RIGHTOUSNESS AND PEACE JESUS CRIST WE ARE RECONCILED BY HIS BLOOD
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD

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