Romans 8:38

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I am perswaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers,
- Basic English Bible

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- Darby Bible

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
- Webster's Bible

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither the lower ranks of evil angels nor the higher, neither things present nor things future, nor the forces of nature,
- Weymouth Bible

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
- World English Bible

But Y am certeyn, that nethir deeth, nether lijf, nether aungels, nethir principatus, nether vertues, nether present thingis, nether thingis to comynge, nether strengthe,
- Wycliffe Bible

for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:38


8:38 I am persuaded - This is inferred from the thirty - fourth verse, in an admirable order: - Neither death shall hurt us; For Christ is dead: Nor life; 'is risen Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers; nor things pre - sent, nor things to come; is at the right hand of God: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature; maketh intercession for us. Neither death - Terrible as it is to natural men; a violent death in particular, #Rom 8:36|. Nor life - With all the affliction and distress it can bring, #Rom 8:35|; or a long, easy life; or all living men. Nor angels - Whether good (if it were possible they should attempt it) or bad, with all their wisdom and strength. Nor principalities, nor powers - Not even those of the highest rank, or the most eminent power. Nor things present - Which may befal us during our pilgrimage; or the whole world, till it passeth away. Nor things to come - Which may occur either when our time on earth is past, or when time itself is at an end, as the final judgment, the general conflagration, the everlasting fire. Nor height, nor depth - The former sentence respected the differences of times; this, the differences of places. How many great and various things are contained in these words, we do not, need not, cannot know yet. The height - In St. Paul's sublime style, is put for heaven. The depth - For the great abyss: that is, neither the heights, I will not say of walls, mountains, seas, but, of heaven itself, can move us; nor the abyss itself, the very thought of which might astonish the boldest creature. Nor any creature - Nothing beneath the Almighty; visible enemies he does not even deign to name. Shall be able - Either by force, #Rom 8:35|; or by any legal claim, #Rom 8:33|, &c. To separate us from the love of God in Christ - Which will surely save, protect, deliver us who believe in, and through, and from, them all.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:38


Ro 8:38 For I am persuaded. No hostile power of the universe can lead us away, is the apostle's holy confidence. That neither death nor life. These adversaries seem to advance in pairs. Death is named first, because death by martyrdom threatens. The next pair is nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. "The angels" are good angels, while malignant angels are meant by the other terms. Nor things present, nor things to come. The present or the future.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 18:31 cast away from you all your transgressions whereby you have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit for why will you die o house of Israel 2 SAMUEL 23:2 the spirit of THE LORD --- spake by me --- and HIS word was in my tongue PSALM 52:4 thou lovest all devouring words o thou deceitful tongue Psalm 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips SELAH ACTS 19:6 and when paul had laid his hands upon them the holy spirit came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied ROMANS 3:12 they are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable there is none that doeth good no not one --3:13--their throat is an open sepulcher with their tongues they have used deceit the poison of asps is under their lips 1 CORINTHIANS now brethren if I come unto you speaking with tongues what shall I profit you except I shall speak to you either by revelation or by knowledge or by prophesying or by doctrine ROMANS 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal for GOD --- but not according to knowledge --- TITUS 2:1 but --- speak thou --- the things which become sound doctrine
  • LadyA
    Thank God for Jesus, As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.....
  • Lilian
    Jesus came in flesh and not as God so that you and I will have life in abundance inly thru Jesus that we can see that we have Abba Father who loves us the most. Jesus is the only gateway to heaven to connect our Spirit with the Holy Spirit of life. I will praise you and love you Jesus forever for your are worthy amen
  • Alex
    God wants everybody not just Israel, Moses stood in the gap for Israel but Christ stands in the gaps for the whole world,If I be lifted up i will draw all all men unto me. SCRIPTURE SAYS EVEN THE ISLANDS OF THE SEAS SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO ME,GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS GOD SO LOVED TH WORLD, Jesus said out of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil, HE STOOD IN THE GAP FOR HUMANITY GBU.
  • A disciple
    "The whole human race deserved destruction..." We hear this kind of preaching a lot; and I have to admit, I too have parroted this idea. But we should really pay attention to the meaning in so many of the Lord's parables, about lost sheep, lost sons, etc. and the love and tender mercy of God, and His view of a lost and sinning world! Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more! Freely forgiven!
  • Erick
    Election:God determined who be saved Man doesn’t seek after Rom 3:11

    The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed, that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps.