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

  • 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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