Romans 5:6
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English Standard Version
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

King James Bible
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

American Standard Version
For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For why did Christ, when as yet we were weak, according to the time, die for the ungodly?

English Revised Version
For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly.

Webster's Bible Translation
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Weymouth New Testament
For already, while we were still helpless, Christ at the right moment died for the ungodly.

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Vincent's Word Studies

For the ungodly (ὑπὲρ ἀσεβῶν)

It is much disputed whether ὑπέρ on behalf of, is ever equivalent to ἀντί instead of. The classical writers furnish instances where the meanings seem to be interchanged. Thus Xenophon: "Seuthes asked, Wouldst thou, Episthenes, die for this one (ὑπὲρ τούτου)?" Seuthes asked the boy if he should smite him (Episthenes) instead of him (ἀντ' ἐκείνου) So Irenaeus: "Christ gave His life for (ὑπέρ) our lives, and His flesh for (ἀντί) our flesh." Plato, "Gorgias," 515, "If you will not answer for yourself, I must answer for you (ὐπὲρ σοῦ)." In the New Testament Plm 1:13 is cited; ὑπὲρ σου, A.V., in thy stead; Rev., in thy behalf. So 1 Corinthians 15:29, "baptized for the dead (ὑπὲρ τῶν νεκρῶν)." The meaning of this passage, however, is so uncertain that it cannot fairly be cited in evidence. The preposition may have a local meaning, over the dead. None of these passages can be regarded as decisive. The most that can be said is that ὑπέρ borders on the meaning of ἀντί. Instead of is urged largely on dogmatic grounds. In the great majority of passages the sense is clearly for the sake of, on behalf of. The true explanation seems to be that, in the passages principally in question, those, namely, relating to Christ's death, as here, Galatians 3:13; Romans 14:15; 1 Peter 3:18, ὑπέρ characterizes the more indefinite and general proposition - Christ died on behalf of - leaving the peculiar sense of in behalf of undetermined, and to be settled by other passages. The meaning instead of may be included in it, but only inferentially. Godet says: "The preposition can signify only in behalf of. It refers to the end, not at all to the mode of the work of redemption."

Ungodly

The radical idea of the word is, want of reverence or of piety.

Romans 5:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For.

Ezekiel 16:4-8 And as for your nativity, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you...

Ephesians 2:1-5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins...

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him...

Titus 3:3-5 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

without.

Lamentations 1:6 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture...

Daniel 11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities...

in due time. or, according to the time.

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world...

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Christ.

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

ungodly. See on ch.

Romans 4:5 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer...

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

2 Peter 2:5,6 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness...

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store...

Jude 1:4,15,18 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

Cross References
Romans 4:25
who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

Romans 5:7
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--

Romans 5:8
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:10
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Romans 8:32
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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