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

  • GreatDotComs
    I love 5:19 - it is a summary of the bible.
  • Ray321
    Matthew 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. It is easy for the Devil to advantage of the Weak. 1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. We must BELIEVE that Jesus is God and only One.
  • A disciple
    When the Lord Jesus was 40 days tempted of the devil, one of the things that the liar came and said to Jesus, was how the whole world was given into his hand: the devil is a LIAR! NOTHING is his; ALL IS GOD'S! The devil is a warped-minded pervert who can never repent, and is filled with violent rage because HE IS CAST OUT! The condition of the ungodly and their world are all in God's hands always!
  • Ray321
    Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Because of Adam's rebellion against God. Satan took over the earth, now God had to find a redeemed. Isaiah 60:16 Jesus is our redeemer. Satan will loose ...
  • Steve
    Eve was beguiled by the serpent. Adam made the choice to eat the forbiden fruit and as always he blamed everyone else for his downfall. "The woman that thou gavest me".
    He blames Eve and Almighty God for his disobedient act.
  • Jimmy dean
    it is one of Paul best book. in my opinion that Paul was thinking about Jesus, dying on the cross that we lived under grace that Jesus blood had set us free, free indeed. Jesus death we have been for give of our sin and healing of the body. This prevalent in the Bible which states many time that by his stripes his stripes we are healed. This was done to three million Jews when night ha before le