Romans 5:5

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hope maketh not ashamed, because the loue of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the holy Ghost, which is giuen vnto vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And hope does not put to shame; because our hearts are full of the love of God through the Holy Spirit which is given to us.
- Basic English Bible

and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by [the] Holy Spirit which has been given to us:
- Darby Bible

And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Spirit which is given to us.
- Webster's Bible

and that this hope never disappoints, because God's love for us floods our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
- Weymouth Bible

and hope doesn't disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
- World English Bible

And hope confoundith not, for the charite of God is spred abrood in oure hertis bi the Hooli Goost, that is youun to vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the hope doth not make ashamed, because the love of God hath been poured forth in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that hath been given to us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:5


5:5 Hope shameth us not - That is, gives us the highest glorying. We glory in this our hope, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts - The divine conviction of God's love to us, and that love to God which is both the earnest and the beginning of heaven. By the Holy Ghost - The efficient cause of all these present blessings, and the earnest of those to come.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:5


Ro 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed. A hope disappointed would fill with shame, but that we will not be put to shame is shown by the fact that the love of God is shed abroad, diffused in our hearts, by means of his Spirit given us. This may mean that our hearts are filled with the love of God; or it may mean that our hearts are conscious of the love of God. What follows seems to point to the second meaning.

Discussion for Romans 5:5

  • Cheven evevangelist world\'s media lite for verse 5
    I almost dropped my glasses this is a wonderful scripture I told myself self what would you do without hope I got the holy ghost at a church several years ago
  • Phumlani B. for verse 5
    This verse Romans 5 5 goes together with Isaiah 40 29 31, thou in our nature we easily give up but if we have HOPE we will be able to wait till He renews our strength and Gavin you are walking in JESUS ' Name. Amen
  • Stan Almendro for verse 5
    If we believe this an we allow the LOVE of God to BLOSSOM in our LIVES we too will disappoint less and OUR lives will be ruled and DIRECTED by THAT LOVE Yes God who does not disappoint YES we are HUMAN but CHANGED and BEING changed Moment by MOMENT
  • Christopher for verse 5
    I am in agreement with you Gavin......
  • Gavin Swedberg for verse 5
    I believe this verse is speaking to me directly. I was in a terrible accident that left me paralyzed from the ribs down. I celebrated three years of recocery three days ago and i'm filled with the Holy Spirit today. I used to be sad, now i'm truly happy with my life because i accept Jesus as my savior. The hope I have to walk is now genuine, for I know I will be blessed by the Lord and will walk today in the name of Jesus!!!!!
  • Romans 5:5 Hope will never disappoint or shame us, because God's love is in our hearts and that is established by the giving the Holy Spirit to us. You see if we have God in our lives and truly seek him first, we have guidance, hope and faith. Things hope for are things not yet seen. FAITH is by Christ dying for the ungodly, he gave hope to all mankind that fall short of the glory of God, and we all fall short! So having Hope in God's glory will never shame us and having been instructed to do all things for the GLORY OF GOD. That means that EVERYTHING we do we must do in HOPE, so that they are lives testimonies for God's glory and that there is Hope of everlasting life. That is how we grow spiritually!

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