Romans 5:7

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peraduenture for a good man, some would euen dare to dye.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: for peradventure for the good man some one would even dare to die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it is hard for anyone to give his life even for an upright man, though it might be that for a good man someone would give his life.
- Basic English Bible

For scarcely for [the] just [man] will one die, for perhaps for [the] good [man] some one might also dare to die;
- Darby Bible

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die.
- Webster's Bible

Why, it is scarcely conceivable that any one would die for a simply just man, although for a good and lovable man perhaps some one, here and there, will have the courage even to lay down his life.
- Weymouth Bible

For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die.
- World English Bible

For vnnethis dieth ony man for the iust man; and yit for a good man perauenture summan dar die.
- Wycliffe Bible

for scarcely for a righteous man will any one die, for for the good man perhaps some one also doth dare to die;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:7

5:7 A just man - One who gives to all what is strictly their due The good man - One who is eminently holy; full of love, of compassion, kindness, mildness, of every heavenly and amiable temper. Perhaps - one - would - even - dare to die - Every word increases the strangeness of the thing, and declares even this to be something great and unusual.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:7

Ro 5:7 Scarcely. The great love of Jesus is now set forth. If "scarcely for a righteous man will one die", who will die for the ungodly? Yet peradventure. One might die for a good man. The world had instances of those who would die for their friends. The "righteous" man is one who is regarded just; the good man is benevolent.

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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