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Romans 5:8

    Romans 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.

    Webster's Revision

    But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    World English Bible

    But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 5:8

    But God commendeth his love, etc. - συνιστησι· God hath set this act of infinite mercy in the most conspicuous light, so as to recommend it to the notice and admiration of all.

    While we were yet sinners - We were neither righteous nor good; but impious and wicked. See the preceding verse, and see the note on Romans 5:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 5:8

    But God commendeth ... - God has exhibited or showed his love in this unusual and remarkable manner.

    His love - His kind feeling; his beneficence; his willingness to submit to sacrifice to do good to others.

    While we were yet sinners - And of course his enemies. In this, his love surpasses all that has ever been manifested among people.

    Christ died for us - In our stead; to save us from death. He took our place; and by dying himself on the cross, saved us from dying eternally in hell.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 5:8

    5:8 But God recommendeth - A most elegant expression. Those are wont to be recommended to us, who were before either unknown to, or alienated from, us. While we were sinners - So far from being good, that we were not even just.