New Living Translation
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryWhat Proves God's Love
'God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'--ROMANS v. 8. We have seen in previous sermons on the preceding context that the Apostle has been tracing various lines of sequence, all of which converge upon Christian hope. The last of these pointed to the fact that the love of God, poured into a heart like oil into a lamp, brightened that flame; and having thus mentioned the great Christian revelation of God as love, Paul at once passes to emphasise …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
The Sources of Hope
God's Love Magnified in Christ's Death.
Law and Grace
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
"But," some might say, "our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn't it unfair, then, for him to punish us?" (This is merely a human point of view.)
He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good.
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?
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