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Romans 14:12

    Romans 14:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God.

    Webster's Revision

    So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    World English Bible

    So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 14:12

    Every one of us shall give account of himself - We shall not, at the bar of God, be obliged to account for the conduct of each other - each shall give account of himself: and let him take heed that he be prepared to give up his accounts with joy.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 14:12

    So then - Wherefore; or according to the doctrine of the Old Testament.

    Every one of us - That is, every Christian; for the connection requires us to understand the argument only of Christians. At the same time it is a truth abundantly revealed elsewhere, that "all men" shall give account of their conduct to God; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25; Ecclesiastes 12:14.

    Give account of himself - That is, of his character and conduct; his words and actions; his plans and purposes. In the fearful arraignment of that day every work and purpose shall be brought forth, and tried by the unerring standard of justice. As we shall be called to so fearful an account with God, we should not be engaged in condemning our brethren, but should examine whether we are prepared to give up our account with joy, and not with grief.

    To God - The judgment will be conducted by the Lord Jesus; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 17:31. All judgment is committed to the Son; John 5:22, John 5:27. Still we may be said to give account to God,

    (1) Because He "appointed" the Messiah to be the Judge Act 17:31; and,

    (2) Because the Judge himself is divine.

    The Lord Jesus being God as well as man, the account will be rendered directly to the Creator as well as the Redeemer of the world. In this passage there are "two" incidental proofs of the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. "First," the fact that the apostle applies to him language which in the prophecy is expressly spoken by "Yahweh;" and, "Secondly," the fact that Jesus is declared to be the Judge of all. No being that is not "omniscient" can be qualified to judge the secrets of all people. None who has not "seen" human purposes at all times, and in all places; who has not been a witness of the conduct by day and by night; who has not been present with all the race at all times, and who in the great day cannot discern the true character of the soul, can be qualified to conduct the general judgment. Yet none can possess these qualifications but God. The Lord Jesus, "the judge of quick and dead" 2 Timothy 4:1, is therefore divine.