New American Standard Bible
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
King James Bible
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Darby Bible Translation
for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
World English Bible
for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
Young's Literal Translation
for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For all have sinned - This was the point which he had fully established in the discussion in these chapters.
Have come short - Greek, "Are deficient in regard to;" are lacking, etc. Here it means, that they had failed to obtain, or were destitute of.
The glory of God - The praise or approbation of God. They had sought to be justified, or approved, by God; but all had failed. Their works of the Law had not secured his approbation; and they were therefore under condemnation. The word "glory" (δόξα doxa) is often used in the sense of praise, or approbation, John 5:41, John 5:44; John 7:18; John 8:50, John 8:54; John 12:43.
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"For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."--Romans 3:3,4. The seed of Israel had great privileges even before the coming of Christ. God had promised by covenant that they should have those privileges; and they did enjoy them. They had a revelation and a light divine, while all the world …
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The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
1 Kings 8:46
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
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