Romans 11:36
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New International Version
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

New Living Translation
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

English Standard Version
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

New American Standard Bible
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

King James Bible
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

International Standard Version
For all things are from him, by him, and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen.

NET Bible
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because all is from him, and in him, and all is by him, that to him would be praises and blessings to the eternity of eternities. Amen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everything is from him and by him and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen!

Jubilee Bible 2000
For of him and by him and in him are all things. To him be the glory for the ages. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

American King James Version
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

American Standard Version
For of him, and through him, and unto him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
For of him, and through him, and for him [are] all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.

English Revised Version
For of him, and through him, and unto him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
For from him, and by him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen.

World English Bible
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
because of Him, and through Him, and to Him are the all things; to Him is the glory -- to the ages. Amen.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:33-36 The apostle Paul knew the mysteries of the kingdom of God as well as ever any man; yet he confesses himself at a loss; and despairing to find the bottom, he humbly sits down at the brink, and adores the depth. Those who know most in this imperfect state, feel their own weakness most. There is not only depth in the Divine counsels, but riches; abundance of that which is precious and valuable. The Divine counsels are complete; they have not only depth and height, but breadth and length, Eph 3:18, and that passing knowledge. There is that vast distance and disproportion between God and man, between the Creator and the creature, which for ever shuts us from knowledge of his ways. What man shall teach God how to govern the world? The apostle adores the sovereignty of the Divine counsels. All things in heaven and earth, especially those which relate to our salvation, that belong to our peace, are all of him by way of creation, through him by way of providence, that they may be to him in their end. Of God, as the Spring and Fountain of all; through Christ, to God, as the end. These include all God's relations to his creatures; if all are of Him, and through Him, all should be to Him, and for Him. Whatever begins, let God's glory be the end: especially let us adore him when we talk of the Divine counsels and actings. The saints in heaven never dispute, but always praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 36. - For of him; and through him, and unto him, are all things. The view advanced by some, that we have here an intimation of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, cannot fairly be maintained. But it is strikingly significant of the apostle's view of the essential Deity of Christ, that in 1 Corinthians 8:6 and Colossians 1:16, 17, similar language is applied to him. In the first of these texts it is said of the Father, ἐξ οῦ τὰ πάντα, and of the "Lord Jesus Christ," δἰ οῦ τὰ πάντα; and in the second, of "the Son of the Father's love," ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα, and τὰ πάντα δἰ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται and also τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For of him, and through him, and to him are all things,.... Not only all things in nature and providence, he being the Maker and efficient cause of things, and the preserver and supporter of them their beings, and to whose glory they are all designed and directed; but all things in grace owe their original to him, as their first cause; they are produced by him, and make for his glory; they all spring from his sovereign will, are brought about by his almighty power, and tend to the glory of his grace; as does every thing in election, redemption, and regeneration: particularly the counsels and purposes of God respecting men may be here meant; which all rise out of his own heart, without any motive or inducement to them in the creature; are accomplished by his divine power, notwithstanding all the opposition of men and devils; and all issue in his glory, even such of them as may seem to carry in them severity to some of his creatures: and since this is the case, the following doxology, or ascription of glory to God, is justly and pertinently made,

to whom be glory for ever; and which will be given to him by angels and men to all eternity, for the perfection of his being, the counsels of his will, and the works of his hands, both of nature and grace; to which the, apostle annexes his

amen, so be it, assenting to it, wishing for it, and believing of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

36. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom—"to Him"

be glory for ever. Amen—Thus worthily—with a brevity only equalled by its sublimity—does the apostle here sum up this whole matter. "Of Him are all things," as their eternal Source: "THROUGH Him are all things," inasmuch as He brings all to pass which in His eternal counsels He purposed: "To Him are all things," as being His own last End; the manifestation of the glory of His own perfections being the ultimate, because the highest possible, design of all His procedure from first to last.

On this rich chapter, Note, (1) It is an unspeakable consolation to know that in times of deepest religious declension and most extensive defection from the truth, the lamp of God has never been permitted to go out, and that a faithful remnant has ever existed—a remnant larger than their own drooping spirits could easily believe (Ro 11:1-5). (2) The preservation of this remnant, even as their separation at the first, is all of mere grace (Ro 11:5, 6). (3) When individuals and communities, after many fruitless warnings, are abandoned of God, they go from bad to worse (Ro 11:7-10). (4) God has so ordered His dealings with the great divisions of mankind, "that no flesh should glory in His presence." Gentile and Jew have each in turn been "shut up to unbelief," that each in turn may experience the "mercy" which saves the chief of sinners (Ro 11:11-32). (5) As we are "justified by faith," so are we "kept by the power of God through faith"—faith alone—unto salvation (Ro 11:20-32). (6) God's covenant with Abraham and his natural seed is a perpetual covenant, in equal force under the Gospel as before it. Therefore it is, that the Jews as a nation still survive, in spite of all the laws which, in similar circumstances, have either extinguished or destroyed the identity of other nations. And therefore it is that the Jews as a nation will yet be restored to the family of God, through the subjection of their proud hearts to Him whom they have pierced. And as believing Gentiles will be honored to be the instruments of this stupendous change, so shall the vast Gentile world reap such benefit from it, that it shall be like the communication of life to them from the dead. (7) Thus has the Christian Church the highest motive to the establishment and vigorous prosecution of missions to the Jews; God having not only promised that there shall be a remnant of them gathered in every age, but pledged Himself to the final ingathering of the whole nation assigned the honor of that ingathering to the Gentile Church, and assured them that the event, when it does arrive, shall have a life-giving effect upon the whole world (Ro 11:12-16, 26-31). (8) Those who think that in all the evangelical prophecies of the Old Testament the terms "Jacob," "Israel," &c., are to be understood solely of the Christian Church, would appear to read the Old Testament differently from the apostle, who, from the use of those very terms in Old Testament prophecy, draws arguments to prove that God has mercy in store for the natural Israel (Ro 11:26, 27). (9) Mere intellectual investigations into divine truth in general, and the sense of the living oracles in particular, as they have a hardening effect, so they are a great contrast to the spirit of our apostle, whose lengthened sketch of God's majestic procedure towards men in Christ Jesus ends here in a burst of admiration, which loses itself in the still loftier frame of adoration (Ro 11:33-36).

Romans 11:36 Additional Commentaries
Context
Doxology
35Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? 36For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Cross References
Romans 16:27
to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

1 Corinthians 11:12
For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

Galatians 1:5
to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:21
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 4:6
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Philippians 4:20
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 2:10
In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:11
To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Jude 1:25
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Revelation 1:6
and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

Revelation 5:13
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"

Revelation 7:12
saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"
Treasury of Scripture

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

of him.

1 Chronicles 29:11,12 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and …

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for …

Daniel 2:20-23 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and …

Daniel 4:3,34 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Acts 17:25,26,28 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, …

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, …

Ephesians 4:6-10 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all…

Colossians 1:15-17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

to whom. Gr. to him.

Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Psalm 29:1,2 Give to the LORD, O you mighty, give to the LORD glory and strength…

Psalm 96:7,8 Give to the LORD, O you kindreds of the people, give to the LORD …

Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your …

Isaiah 42:12 Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace …

Galatians 1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, …

Philippians 4:20 Now to God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

1 Peter 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and …

Revelation 1:5,6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

Revelation 4:10,11 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, …

Revelation 5:12-14 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive …

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits …

Revelation 19:1,6,7 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

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