Romans 8:33

“Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of Gods elect? It is God that iustifieth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil;
- Basic English Bible

Who shall bring an accusation against God's elect? [It is] God who justifies:
- Darby Bible

Who will lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth:
- Webster's Bible

Who shall impeach those whom God has chosen? God declares them free from guilt.
- Weymouth Bible

Who could bring a charge against God's chosen ones? It is God who justifies.
- World English Bible

Who schal accuse ayens the chosun men of God? It is God that iustifieth,
- Wycliffe Bible

Who shall lay a charge against the choice ones of God? God [is] He that is declaring righteous,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:33


8:33 God's elect - The above - cited author observes, that long before the coming of Christ the heathen world revolted from the true God, and were therefore reprobated, or rejected. But the nation of the Jews were chosen to be the people of God, and were therefore styled, the children or sons of God, #Deut 14:1|; holy people, #Deut 7:6|; 14:2; a chosen seed, #Deut 4:37|; the elect, #Isaiah 41:8|,9; 43:10; the called of God, #Isaiah 48:12|. And these titles were given to all the nation of Israel, including both good and bad. Now the gospel having the most strict connexion with the Books of the Old Testament, where these phrases frequently occur; and our Lord and his apostles being native Jews, and beginning to preach in the land of Israel, the language in which they preached would of course abound with the phrases of the Jewish nation. And hence it is easy to see why such of them as would not receive him were styled reprobated. For they no longer continued to be the people of God; whereas this and those other honourable titles were continued to all such Jews as embraced Christianity. And the same appellations which once belonged to the Jewish nation were now given to the gentile Christians also together with which they were invested with all the privileges of the chosen people of God; and nothing could cut them off from these but their own wilful apostasy. It does not appear that even good men were ever termed God's elect till above two thousand years from the creation. God's electing or choosing the nation of Israel, and separating them from the other nations, who were sunk in idolatry and all wickedness, gave the first occasion to this sort of language. And as the separating the Christians from the Jews was a like event, no wonder it was expressed in like words and phrases only with this difference, the term elect was of old applied to all the members of the visible church; whereas in the New Testament it is applied only to the members of the invisible.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:33


Ro 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? No one can, since God himself has justified them.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Irene123
    HOPE - Rom. 8:24 - Ps. 130; 1 Cor. 9:10 - Lk. 9:62
  • 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 PSALM 119:107 I AM AFFLICTED VERY MUCH QUICKEN ME O LORD ACCORDING TO THY WORD*** PSALM 119:50 THIS IS ---MY COMFORT --- IN MY AFFLICTION FOR THY WORD HATH QUICKENED ME***
  • Steve morrow
    ROM 8:39--HOW DOES GOD DEFINE HIS LOVE--JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YE IN MY LOVE 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS PRO 3:5 LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING
  • Brodeirck Green
    The one thing that I know from my own experience with God is that He will always be there when I need Him. Other than turning your back on Him denouncing Him , there is no sin that He won't forgive you for, so in knowing that there should be NO ONE or NOTHING that will be able to seperate you from the Love of God.
  • Niveah Blanchard
    Life, Nor Death it is like you own star world like you can live but die
  • Vera Ship
    This verse is my life. No matter what comes my way I know God has my back. There is nothing that can make me doubt my God. He is my all in all. I can depend on him to deliver me out of my trials and tribulations. In doing so I have development in knowing who he is.

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