Romans 8:31

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall wee then say to these things? If God be for vs, who can bee against vs?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then shall we say to these things? If God {is} for us, who {is} against us?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then shall we say to these things? If God `is' for us, who `is' against us?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
- Basic English Bible

What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who against us?
- Darby Bible

What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
- Webster's Bible

What then shall we say to this? If God is on our side, who is there to appear against us?
- Weymouth Bible

What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
- World English Bible

What thanne schulen we seie to these thingis? If God for vs, who is ayens vs?
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God [is] for us, who [is] against us?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:31


8:31 What shall we say then to these things - Related in the third, fifth, and eighth chapters? As if he had said, We cannot go, think, or wish anything farther. If God be for us - Here follow four periods, one general and three particular. Each begins with glorying in the grace of God, which is followed by a question suitable to it, challenging all opponents to all which, I am persuaded, &c., is a general answer. The general period is, If God be for us, who can be against us? The first particular period, relating to the past time, is, He that spared not his own Son, how shall he not freely give us all things? The second, relating to the present, is, It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? The third, relating to the future, is, It is Christ that died - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:31


Ro 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? The rest of the chapter is a hymn of triumph over this assurance of salvation. If God [be] for us. What has been shown shows that he is for all who love God. Who [can be] against us? If he is on our side, we must prevail.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. If God be for us, who can be against us?
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:2 FOR THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH ****ISAIAH 8:16 BIND UP THE TESTIMONY SEAL THE LAW AMONG MY DISCIPLES****JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU --- THEY ARE SPIRIT --- AND --- THEY ARE LIFE ---
  • Ray321
    Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: JESUS NEVER SINNED. Glory be to God for his only begotten Son that died for our sins and rose from the dead three days.
  • Deborah
    Deborah, I love it because God's Word not only spoke,to the hearts,of mankind, but even years beyond the events in the Bible we can see they were meant to be timeless prices of Art and the ability for anyone to follow is still like that of a,child.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU***ISAIAH 30:1 WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN SAITH THE LORD THAT TAKE COUNSEL BUT NOT OF ME AND THAT COVER WITH A COVERING BUT --- NOT OF MY SPIRIT --- THAT THEY MAY ADD SIN TO SIN
  • Wounded
    I am not full of praise for you but criticism for your sing a song and feel his blessing. Not real conversion but phoney Christians like Pense. Sick. God demands more if not everything. What you say, what you do, how you are, whst you feel, in shirt everything. Anybody can dummy up a blissful smile and say praise, praise, but not everyone can please God. He is real and does not fall for lies