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Romans 8:36

    Romans 8:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    World English Bible

    Even as it is written, "For your sake we are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 8:36

    As it is written - And these are no more than we may naturally expect from the present constitution of the world, and the positive predictions of the prophet, Psalm 44:22, who foresaw that a wicked world would always persecute and oppress the true followers of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 8:36

    As it is written - Psalm 44:22. This passage the apostle quotes not as having originally reference to Christians, but as "aptly descriptive" of their condition. The condition of saints in the time of the psalmist was similar to that of Christians in the time of Paul. The same language would express both.

    For thy sake - In thy cause; or on account of attachment to time.

    We are killed - We are subject to, or exposed to death. We endure sufferings equivalent to dying; compare 1 Corinthians 4:9, "God hath set forth us the apostles last, "as it were appointed to death."

    All the day long - Continually; constantly. There is no intermission to our danger, and to our exposure to death.

    We are accounted - We are reckoned; we are regarded, or dealt with. That is, our enemies judge that we ought to die, and deem us the appropriate subjects of slaughter, with as little concern or remorse as the lives of sheep are taken.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 8:36

    8:36 All the day - That is, every day, continually. We are accounted - By our enemies; by ourselves. Psa 44:22.