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Romans 4:7

    Romans 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    saying , Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Happy are those who have forgiveness for their wrongdoing, and whose sins are covered.

    Webster's Revision

    saying , Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.

    World English Bible

    "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.

    Definitions for Romans 4:7

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 4:7

    Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven - That is, the man is truly happy whose iniquities αι ανομιαι, whose transgressions of the law are forgiven; for by these he was exposed to the most grievous punishment. Whose sins, αι αμαρτιαι, his innumerable deviations from the strict rule of truth and righteousness, are covered - entirely removed out of sight, and thrown into oblivion. See the meaning of the word sin in the note on Genesis 13:13 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 4:7

    Blessed - Happy are they: they are highly favored; see the note at Matthew 5:3.

    Whose sins are covered - Are concealed; or hidden from the view. On which God will no more look, and which he will no more remember. "By these words," says Calvin (in loco), "we are taught that justification with Paul is nothing else but pardon of sin." The word "cover" here has no reference to the atonement, but is expressive of hiding, or concealing that is, of forgiving sin.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 4:7

    4:7 Happy are they whose sins are covered - With the veil of divine mercy. If there be indeed such a thing as happiness on earth, it is the portion of that man whose iniquities are forgiven, and who enjoys the manifestation of that pardon. Well may he endure all the afflictions of life with cheerfulness, and look upon death with comfort. O let us not contend against it, but earnestly pray that this happiness may be ours! Psalm 32:1,2.