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

  • I AM
    How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
  • Magecius Mwima
    Through Faith In Jesus Christ Refers To One Accepting Jesus As Lord And Saviour Of Ones Life. Fully Trusting Him. As Saviour Acknowledging What He Did On The Cross And As Lord, The Ruler And One Who Has Authority Over Ones Life. Amen.
  • LadyA
    I believe we are covered by the blood of JESUS CHRIST AND HIS GRACE IS MORE THAN WE DESERVE!
    Thank God for the holy spirit and how I trust the path that God has me on.
  • Unique
    Very powerful scripture, displaying the mind of an infinite God, who before the fall of Man already had himself in mind to redeem Man back to Himself whom He created in His image and like likeness, yet without sin, He became sin for us all by His Grace towards us. The innocent before the fall
  • 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!