New International Version
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
King James Bible
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Darby Bible Translation
but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and God doth commend His own love to us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ did die for us;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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LibraryMarch 20. "They which Receive Abundance of Grace and the Gift of Righteousness Shall Reign in Life" (Rom. v. 17).
"They which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life" (Rom. v. 17). Precious souls sometimes fight tremendous battles in order to attain to righteousness in trying places. Perhaps the heart has become wrong in some matter where temptation has been allowed to overcome, or at least to turn it aside from its singleness unto God; and the conflict is a terrible one as it seeks to adjust itself and be right with God, and finds itself baffled by its own spiritual foes, …
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For whom did Christ Die?
Sin and Grace
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
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