Romans 5:6

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For when wee were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the vngodly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when we were still without strength, at the right time Christ gave his life for evil-doers.
- Basic English Bible

for we being still without strength, in [the] due time Christ has died for [the] ungodly.
- Darby Bible

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
- Webster's Bible

For already, while we were still helpless, Christ at the right moment died for the ungodly.
- Weymouth Bible

For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
- World English Bible

And while that we weren sijk aftir the tyme, what diede Crist for wickid men?
- Wycliffe Bible

For in our being still ailing, Christ in due time did die for the impious;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:6

5:6 How can we now doubt of God's love? For when we were without strength - Either to think, will, or do anything good. In due time - Neither too soon nor too late; but in that very point of time which the wisdom of God knew to be more proper than any other. Christ died for the ungodly - Not only to set them a pattern, or to procure them power to follow it. It does not appear that this expression, of dying for any one, has any other signification than that of rescuing the life of another by laying down our own.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:6

Ro 5:6 For when we were yet without strength. Were powerless to save ourselves. In due time. In God's own chosen time. Christ died for the ungodly. For sinners (1Ti 1:15). He came to save, not the righteous, but to "save his people from their sins" (Mt 1:21).

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Jimmy dean
    it is one of Paul best book. in my opinion that Paul was thinking about Jesus, dying on the cross that we lived under grace that Jesus blood had set us free, free indeed. Jesus death we have been for give of our sin and healing of the body. This prevalent in the Bible which states many time that by his stripes his stripes we are healed. This was done to three million Jews when night ha before le
  • 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.

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