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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Trying of your faith worketh patience (fruit of the spirit) it also builds faith trials of your faith is precious but it must be tried with fire so the Lord can use you. Why? Without faith it's IMPOSSIBLE to please him
  • A disciple
    "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." There is evidently a great chasm fixed between the Scriptures of Truth and the Other Gospel that is so popularly believed in today. The Truth is that we WERE dead in sins and bound with chains of darkness, alienated in our minds by nature away from God, and all knowledge and spiritual understanding but now in Christ we ARE alive and righteous, clean through the word which He has spoken and made new creations made after the image of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. No matter what men may say and contradict and argue the fact done is that we are now made holy and righteous through the grace of Jesus Christ, and have eternal life. Sin and death do not have dominion over us!
  • Elijah
    The question that is asked by the bible trivia, '3.  Paul says that tribulations give us what?
    I think that the answer to the question is wrong. It does not give all three. It is by enduring tribulations that we learn the value of dealing with trials patiently, and by doing thus, we gain experience. Through these experiences we see our reason for hope in God. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
  • Edna
    not only reconciled peace with God but saved by his life, thru his ressurtion, if there was no ressurtion we would be dead in our sins.So we have hope in Gods gift to us JESUS CHRIST
  • Edna
    by the first man ADAM BROUGHT SIN AND DEATH INTO THE WORLD. BUT BY THE SECOND MAN JESUS THE GRACE OF GOD BROUGHT RIGHTOUSNESS AND PEACE JESUS CRIST WE ARE RECONCILED BY HIS BLOOD
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD

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