Romans 8:28
New International Version
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

New Living Translation
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

English Standard Version
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Berean Study Bible
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Berean Literal Bible
And we know that God works together all things for good to those loving God, to those being called according to His purpose,

New American Standard Bible
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

King James Bible
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Christian Standard Bible
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

Contemporary English Version
We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose,

Good News Translation
We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

International Standard Version
And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.

NET Bible
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,

New Heart English Bible
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we know that he helps those who love God in everything for good, those whom he preordained to be called.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God-those whom he has called according to his plan.

New American Standard 1977
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we now know that unto those who love God, all things help them unto good, to those who according to the purpose are called to be saints.

King James 2000 Bible
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

American King James Version
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

American Standard Version
And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.

Darby Bible Translation
But we do know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.

English Revised Version
And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.

Webster's Bible Translation
And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Weymouth New Testament
Now we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.

World English Bible
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Young's Literal Translation
And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
God Works In All Things
27And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. 29For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 16:12
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and repay me with good for the cursing I receive today."

Acts 13:48
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.

Romans 11:29
For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable.

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

1 Corinthians 1:9
God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

2 Corinthians 4:15
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is extending to more and more people may overflow in thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Galatians 1:6
I am astonished how quickly you are deserting the One who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--

Galatians 1:15
But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by His grace, was pleased

Galatians 5:8
Such persuasion does not come from the One who calls you.

Ephesians 1:9
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Ephesians 3:11
according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 4:1
As a prisoner in the Lord, then, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received:

Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 9:15
Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Treasury of Scripture

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

we know.

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

Romans 5:3,4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to …

Deuteronomy 8:2,3,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

Psalm 46:1,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

Jeremiah 24:5-7 Thus said the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

2 Corinthians 4:15-17 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might …

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

Philippians 1:19-23 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, …

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that …

Hebrews 12:6-12 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives…

James 1:3,4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience…

1 Peter 1:7,8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

them.

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad …

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 6:5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with …

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God…

Psalm 69:36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love …

Mark 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with …

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

1 John 4:10,19 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

1 John 5:2,3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, …

the called.

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom …

Romans 1:6,7 Among whom are you also the called of Jesus Christ…

Romans 9:11,23,24 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good …

Jeremiah 51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD …

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the …

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

Ephesians 1:9,10 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his …

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …







Lexicon
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

we know
Οἴδαμεν (Oidamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

God
θεὸς (theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

works all things together
συνεργεῖ (synergei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4903: To cooperate with, work together. From sunergos; to be a fellow-worker, i.e. Co-operate.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] good
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

of those who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

love
ἀγαπῶσιν (agapōsin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

[Him],
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

are
οὖσιν (ousin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

called
κλητοῖς (klētois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2822: From the same as klesis; invited, i.e. Appointed, or, a saint.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[His] purpose.
πρόθεσιν (prothesin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4286: From protithemai; a setting forth, i.e. proposal; specially, the show-bread as exposed before God.
(28-30) These verses contain a third reason for the patience of the Christian. He knows that whatever happens, all things are really working together for good to him.

(28) All things.--Persecution and suffering included.

Work together.--Contribute.

There is a rather remarkable reading here, found in the Vatican and Alexandrian MSS., and in Origen, inserting "God" as the subject of the verb, and making "all things" the object. "God works all things with," or "co-operates in all things." This reading is very early, if not original.

To them who are the called.--Further description of those "who love God." They have also, as in His eternal counsels He had designed it should be, obeyed the call given to them in the preaching of the gospel, and definitely enrolled themselves in the kingdom of the Messiah.

Verse 28. - And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, to them that are called according to his purpose. A still further reason for endurance. Not only do these inspired groanings strengthen our hope of deliverance; nay, also we know (whether from God's Word, or inspired conviction, or experience of their effects) that these very trials that seem to hinder us are so overruled as to further the consummation to them that love God (cf. above, Romans 5:3, etc.); and at the end of the verse there is added, as introducing a still further ground of assurance, τοῖς κατὰ πρόθεσιν κλητοῖς; the significance of which expression is shown in the following versos, which carry out the thought of it. 8:28-31 That is good for the saints which does their souls good. Every providence tends to the spiritual good of those that love God; in breaking them off from sin, bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world, and fitting them for heaven. When the saints act out of character, corrections will be employed to bring them back again. And here is the order of the causes of our salvation, a golden chain, one which cannot be broken. 1. Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son. All that God designed for glory and happiness as the end, he decreed to grace and holiness as the way. The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed, that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps. 2. Whom he did predestinate, them he also called. It is an effectual call, from self and earth to God, and Christ, and heaven, as our end; from sin and vanity to grace and holiness, as our way. This is the gospel call. The love of God, ruling in the hearts of those who once were enemies to him, proves that they have been called according to his purpose. 3. Whom he called, them he also justified. None are thus justified but those that are effectually called. Those who stand out against the gospel call, abide under guilt and wrath. 4. Whom he justified, them he also glorified. The power of corruption being broken in effectual calling, and the guilt of sin removed in justification, nothing can come between that soul and glory. This encourages our faith and hope; for, as for God, his way, his work, is perfect. The apostle speaks as one amazed, and swallowed up in admiration, wondering at the height and depth, and length and breadth, of the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. The more we know of other things, the less we wonder; but the further we are led into gospel mysteries, the more we are affected by them. While God is for us, and we keep in his love, we may with holy boldness defy all the powers of darkness.
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