New Living Translation
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
King James Bible
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Darby Bible Translation
And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
World English Bible
Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
Young's Literal Translation
And not only so, but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation doth work endurance;
Romans 5:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 We glory in tribulations also - Which we are so far from esteeming a mark of God's displeasure, that we receive them as tokens of his fatherly love, whereby we are prepared for a more exalted happiness. The Jews objected to the persecuted state of the Christians as inconsistent with the people of the Messiah. It is therefore with great propriety that the apostle so often mentions the blessings arising from this very thing.
LibraryWhat Proves God's Love
'God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'--ROMANS v. 8. We have seen in previous sermons on the preceding context that the Apostle has been tracing various lines of sequence, all of which converge upon Christian hope. The last of these pointed to the fact that the love of God, poured into a heart like oil into a lamp, brightened that flame; and having thus mentioned the great Christian revelation of God as love, Paul at once passes to emphasise …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
The Sources of Hope
God's Love Magnified in Christ's Death.
Law and Grace
yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
By standing firm, you will win your souls.
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins.
2 Corinthians 8:19
He was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem--a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help.
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