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

  • Sue
    Did you mean to say we are upheld by the power of the enemy in the first paragraph.
  • Macktheknife
    What was the sin of Adam which Paul references that has doomed many to condemnation? He believed his God given wife, Eve, who was seduced by Satan. This paradigm is not changed by Jesus! It obviously still exists today, this world being overwhelmed by sinful inhabitants. But the good news is that God had strengthened his argument by sending his beloved Son in his stead to plead with us of God
  • I AM
    How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
  • Magecius Mwima
    Through Faith In Jesus Christ Refers To One Accepting Jesus As Lord And Saviour Of Ones Life. Fully Trusting Him. As Saviour Acknowledging What He Did On The Cross And As Lord, The Ruler And One Who Has Authority Over Ones Life. Amen.
  • LadyA
    I believe we are covered by the blood of JESUS CHRIST AND HIS GRACE IS MORE THAN WE DESERVE!
    Thank God for the holy spirit and how I trust the path that God has me on.
  • Unique
    Very powerful scripture, displaying the mind of an infinite God, who before the fall of Man already had himself in mind to redeem Man back to Himself whom He created in His image and like likeness, yet without sin, He became sin for us all by His Grace towards us. The innocent before the fall

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