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Romans 3:23

    Romans 3:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;

    Webster's Revision

    for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

    World English Bible

    for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 3:23

    For all have sinned : - And consequently are equally helpless and guilty; and, as God is no respecter of persons, all human creatures being equally his offspring, and there being no reason why one should be preferred before another, therefore his endless mercy has embraced All.

    And come short of the glory of God - και υστερουνται της δοξης του θεου These words have been variously translated. Failed of attaining the glory of God: Have not been able to bring glory to God: Stand in need of the glory, that is, the mercy of God. The simple meaning seems to be this: that all have sinned, and none can enjoy God's glory but they that are holy; consequently both Jews and Gentiles have failed in their endeavors to attain it, as, by the works of any law, no human being can be justified.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 3:23

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 3:23

    3:23 For all have sinned - In Adam, and in their own persons; by a sinful nature, sinful tempers, and sinful actions. And are fallen short of the glory of God - The supreme end of man; short of his image on earth, and the enjoyment of him in heaven.

    Verses Related to Romans 3:23

    Hebrews 12:4 - Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
    Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
    Proverbs 28:13 - He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
    Book: Romans
    Topic: Sin