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.

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