Romans 14:11
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 declare allegiance 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."

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.

New King James Version
For it is written: “ As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”

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

NASB 1995
For it is written, “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.”

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
For it is written [in Scripture], “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.”

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Contemporary English Version
In the Scriptures God says, "I swear by my very life that everyone will kneel down and praise my name!"

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.

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.

Good News Translation
For the scripture says, "As surely as I am the living God, says the Lord, everyone will kneel before me, and everyone will confess that I am God."

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

Literal Standard Version
for it has been written: “I live! Says the LORD—Every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will confess to 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."

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 11 It 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.…

Cross References
Isaiah 45:23
By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone out from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow before Me, 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 of the LORD…

Isaiah 49:18
Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

Jeremiah 22:24
As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;

every knee.

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

Isaiah 45:22-25
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else…

Philippians 2:10
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

confess.

Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 15:9
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

Matthew 10:32
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.









(11) As I live.--The original has, "I have sworn by Myself," for which St. Paul, quoting from memory, substitutes another common Hebrew formula--"As I live," or, "by my life."

Shall confess . . .--The Greek word is capable of two renderings--"confess" and "praise:" Most commentators prefer the latter, but it is not quite clear that the English version is wrong. That the word can bear this meaning is, especially in view of James 5:16, unquestionable, and the sense seems to agree better with the next verse.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
It is written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“[As surely as] I
ἐγώ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

live,
Ζῶ (Zō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

says
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

[the] Lord,
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

knee
γόνυ (gony)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1119: The knee. Of uncertain affinity; the 'knee'.

will bow
κάμψει (kampsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2578: To bend, bow. Apparently a primary verb; to bend.

before Me;
ἐμοὶ (emoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

every
πᾶσα (pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

tongue
γλῶσσα (glōssa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1100: The tongue; by implication, a language.

will confess
ἐξομολογήσεται (exomologēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1843: From ek and homologeo; to acknowledge or agree fully.

to God.”
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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