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 8:33

  • Tim George for verse 33
    Who shall lay any charge to God 's elect? It is God who justifies. Therefore if God be for us, then who can be against us? I am crucified with Christ, therefore I live, not I but Christ lives in me, and this life I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave His life for me. Yes all Israel will be saved, as God will seal 12 thousand from all the 12 tribes in the Tribulation. They will say blessed is He who comes in the name of Hosanna in the Highest.
  • Why all Israel will be saved?

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