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

  • Judy Gainey
    In Romans 5:19, For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. This is talking about by Adam, we were made sinners, but by being obedient to Jesus we are made righteous.
  • Ann
    Sylvia, please talked with God, he will give you understanding. Just have Faith in him. He will show you what the scriptures mean. May God Bless you and keep you. Amen!
  • Brianna
    Vs.13 is an interesting fact. It shows that sin was always there, but unless there was a law , that it could not be charged against us. So for Adam and Eve, they had but one law, and broke that law resulting in sin. They could have been doing other sins, but until there was a law against it they could not be charged. I.e. it was only after they ate the fruit that they became ashamed of their nakedness Very interesting scripture.
  • Lu2677
    Romans 5:19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Amen
  • JOSEPH ROSSOMANDO
    GRACE OF GOD :The unmerited and abundant gift of God's love and favor to man. JESUS CHRIST
  • Belai Haile
    I Love Paul so much because he loves my Jesus Christ. He transformed from darkness into light that's a blessed. When I see the life of Paul ;is amazing he didn't ask the change but a free gift. I love Jesus Christ. praise Him any way He is so good to me.

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