Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God commendeth his loue towards vs, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.
- Basic English Bible

but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us.
- Darby Bible

But God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- Webster's Bible

But God gives proof of His love to us in Christ's dying for us while we were still sinners.
- Weymouth Bible

But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- World English Bible

But God comendith his charite in vs; for if whanne we weren yit synneris,
- Wycliffe Bible

and God doth commend His own love to us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ did die for us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:8


5:8 But God recommendeth - A most elegant expression. Those are wont to be recommended to us, who were before either unknown to, or alienated from, us. While we were sinners - So far from being good, that we were not even just.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:8


Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love. His love is not like human love. Christ died, not for friends, but for enemies. It was "while we were yet sinners" that he died for us.

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