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

  • 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
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The impact on our lives of Adam and Christ is described as "for as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." We thank Jesus for obeying His Father to come die for our sins. In turn, we should strive to do His will, have faith in Him to be saved by Grace.
  • Geraldine cole
    Amen to the word of Jesus it spoke to us it up to us now what we do with it
  • GreatDotComs
    I love 5:19 - it is a summary of the bible.

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