Romans 14:11
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New International Version
It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"

New Living Translation
For the Scriptures say, "'As surely as I live,' says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'"

English Standard Version
for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

Berean Study Bible
It is written: "As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God."

Berean Literal Bible
For it has been written: "I live, says the Lord, that every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will confess to God."

New American Standard Bible
For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD."

King James Bible
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God.

International Standard Version
For it is written, "As certainly as I live, declares the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will praise God."

NET Bible
For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what is written: “As I live, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, every knee shall bow to me and to me every tongue shall swear.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Scripture says, "As certainly as I live, says the Lord, everyone will worship me, and everyone will praise God."

New American Standard 1977
For it is written,
            “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME,
            AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

King James 2000 Bible
For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

American King James Version
For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

American Standard Version
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is written, I live, saith [the] Lord, that to me shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God.

English Revised Version
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Weymouth New Testament
for it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to Me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall make confession to God.'"

World English Bible
For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
for it hath been written, 'I live! saith the Lord -- to Me bow shall every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God;'

Study Bible
The Law of Liberty
10Why, then, do you judge your brother? Or why do you belittle your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11It is written: “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God.” 12So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.…
Word Study

For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it has been written:
gegraptai (V-RIM/P-3S)
A primary verb; to "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

(a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

[the] Lord,
Kyrios (N-NMS)
Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

The knee. Of uncertain affinity; the "knee".

To bend, bow. Apparently a primary verb; to bend.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

And, even, also, namely.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

The tongue; by implication, a language.

From ek and homologeo; to acknowledge or agree fully.

to God.”
Theō (N-DMS)
A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:7-13 Though some are weak, and others are strong, yet all must agree not to live to themselves. No one who has given up his name to Christ, is allowedly a self-seeker; that is against true Christianity. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God. That is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. Though Christians are of different strength, capacities, and practices in lesser things, yet they are all the Lord's; all are looking and serving, and approving themselves to Christ. He is Lord of those that are living, to rule them; of those that are dead, to revive them, and raise them up. Christians should not judge or despise one another, because both the one and the other must shortly give an account. A believing regard to the judgment of the great day, would silence rash judgings. Let every man search his own heart and life; he that is strict in judging and humbling himself, will not be apt to judge and despise his brother. We must take heed of saying or doing things which may cause others to stumble or to fall. The one signifies a lesser, the other a greater degree of offence; that which may be an occasion of grief or of guilt to our brother.
Cross References
Isaiah 45:23
"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Philippians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Treasury of Scripture

For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

As.

Numbers 14:21,28 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory …

Isaiah 49:18 Lift up your eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves …

Jeremiah 22:24 As I live, said the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king …

Ezekiel 5:11 Why, as I live, said the Lord GOD; Surely, because you have defiled …

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely …

every knee.

Psalm 72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Isaiah 45:22-25 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, …

Revelation 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell …

confess.

Romans 10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall …

Romans 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

Matthew 10:32 Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess …

1 John 4:15 Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in …

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that …

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