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Romans 5:1

    Romans 5:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For which reason, because we have righteousness through faith, let us be at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Webster's Revision

    Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

    World English Bible

    Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Being therefore justified by faith, let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 5:1

    Therefore being justified by faith - The apostle takes it for granted that he has proved that justification is by faith, and that the Gentiles have an equal title with the Jews to salvation by faith. And now he proceeds to show the effects produced in the hearts of the believing Gentiles by this doctrine. We are justified - have all our sins pardoned by faith, as the instrumental cause; for, being sinners, we have no works of righteousness that we can plead.

    We have peace with God - Before, while sinners, we were in a state of enmity with God, which was sufficiently proved by our rebellion against his authority, and our transgression of his laws; but now, being reconciled, we have peace with God. Before, while under a sense of the guilt of sin, we had nothing but terror and dismay in our own consciences; now, having our sin forgiven, we have peace in our hearts, feeling that all our guilt is taken away. Peace is generally the first-fruits of our justification.

    Through our Lord Jesus Christ - His passion and death being the sole cause of our reconciliation to God.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 5:1

    Therefore - οὖν oun Since we are thus justified, or as a consequence of being justified, we have peace.

    Being justified by faith - See the notes at Romans 1:17; Romans 3:24; Romans 4:5.

    We - That is, all who are justified. The apostle is evidently speaking of true Christians.

    Have peace with God - see the note at John 14:27. True religion is often represented as peace with God; see Acts 10:36; Romans 8:6; Romans 10:15; Romans 14:17; Galatians 5:22; see also Isaiah 32:17.

    "And the work of righteousness shall be peace,

    And the effect of righteousness.

    Quietness and assurance forever:"

    This is called peace, because,

    (1) The sinner is represented as the enemy of God, Romans 8:7; Ephesians 2:16; James 4:4; John 15:18, John 15:24; John 17:14; Romans 1:30.

    (2) the state of a sinner's mind is far from peace. He is often agitated, alarmed, trembling. He feels that he is alienated from God. For,

    "The wicked are like the troubled sea.

    For it never can be at rest;

    Whose waters cast up mire and dirt."

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 5:1

    5:1 Being justified by faith - This is the sum of the preceding chapter s. We have peace with God - Being enemies to God no longer, Rom 5:10; neither fearing his wrath, Rom 5:9. We have peace, hope, love, and power over sin, the sum of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth chapter s. These are the fruits of justifying faith: where these are not, that faith is not.

    Verses Related to Romans 5:1

    Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Luke 7:50 - And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
    Proverbs 3:17 - Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
    Book: Romans
    Topic: Peace