New American Standard Bible
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
King James Bible
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Darby Bible Translation
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who against us?
World English Bible
What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Young's Literal Translation
What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God is for us, who is against us?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What shall we then say ... - What fairly follows from the facts stated? or what conclusion shall we draw in regard to the power of the Christian religion to support us in our trials from the considerations which have been stated? What the influence is he proceeds to state.
If God be for us - Be on outside, or is our friend, as he has shown himself to be by adopting us Romans 8:15, by granting to us his Spirit Romans 8:16-17, Romans 8:26-27, and by his gracious purpose to save us, Romans 8:29-30).
Who can be against us? - Who can injure or destroy us? Sinners may be against us, and so may the great enemy of our souls, but their power to destroy us is taken away. God is more mighty than all our foes; and he can defend and save us; see Psalm 118:6. "The Lord is on my side; I will not fear what man can do unto me." The proposition advanced in this verse, Paul proceeds to illustrate by various specifications, which continue to the end of the chapter.
LibraryAugust 6. "As Many as are Led by the Spirit of God they are the Sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14).
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14). The blessed Holy Spirit is our Guide, our Leader, and our Resting-place. There are times when He presses us forward into prayer, into service, into suffering, into new experiences, new duties, new claims of faith, and hope, and love, but there are times when He arrests us in our activity, and rests us under His overshadowing wing, and quiets us in the secret place of the Most High, teaching us some new lessons, breathing …
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September 27. "The Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" (Rom. viii. 21).
The Intercession of Christ
1 Kings 8:57
"May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us,
2 Kings 6:16
So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
1 Chronicles 5:22
For many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they settled in their place until the exile.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?
"Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; State a proposal, but it will not stand, For God is with us."
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
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