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Romans 5:9

    Romans 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath of God through him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Much more, if we now have righteousness by his blood, will salvation from the wrath of God come to us through him.

    Webster's Revision

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath of God through him.

    World English Bible

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God's wrath through him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath of God through him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 5:9

    Much more then, being now justified - If Jesus Christ, in his endless comparison towards us gave his life for ours, while we were yet enemies; being now justified by his blood - by his death on the cross, and thus reconciled to God, we shall be saved from wrath - from punishment for past transgression, through him - by what he has thus suffered for us.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 5:9

    Much more, then - It is much more reasonable to expect it. There are fewer obstacles in the way. If, when we were enemies, he overcame all that was in the way of our salvation; much more have we reason to expect that he will afford us protection now that we are his friends. This is one ground of the hope expressed in Romans 5:5.

    Being now justified - Pardoned; accepted as his friends.

    By his blood - By his death; Note, Romans 3:25. The fact that we are purchased by his blood, and sanctified by it, renders us sacred in the eye of God; bestows a value on us proportionate to the worth of the price of our redemption; and is a pledge that he will keep what has been so dearly bought.

    Saved from wrath - From hell; from the punishment due to sin; Note, Romans 2:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 5:9

    5:9 By his blood - By his bloodshedding. We shall be saved from wrath through him - That is, from all the effects of the wrath of God. But is there then wrath in God? Is not wrath a human passion? And how can this human passion be in God? We may answer this by another question: Is not love a human passion? And how can this human passion be in God? But to answer directly: wrath in man, and so love in man, is a human passion. But wrath in God is not a human passion; nor is love, as it is in God. Therefore the inspired writers ascribe both the one and the other to God only in an analogical sense.