|New International Version (© 2011)|
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
King James Bible
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
American Standard Version
But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Young's Literal Translation
and God doth commend His own love to us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ did die for us;
Romans 5:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But God commendeth his love, etc. - συνιστησι· God hath set this act of infinite mercy in the most conspicuous light, so as to recommend it to the notice and admiration of all.
While we were yet sinners - We were neither righteous nor good; but impious and wicked. See the preceding verse, and see the note on Romans 5:6.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance?...
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...
1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...
Romans 5:8 Parallel CommentariesChrist Christ's Clear Commend Commendeth Commends Demonstrates Die Died Dying Gives Love Proof Shows Sinners TowardsChrist Christ's Clear Commend Commendeth Commends Demonstrates Die Died Dying Gives Love Proof Shows Sinners TowardsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)
Romans 4:25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?