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Romans 5:07 - No Greater Love? Bookmark

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. (KJV)
 
For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. (NASB)
 
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. (NLT)
 
(For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) (NET)
 
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13 NLT)
 
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us.  So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.  If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God's love be in that person?  Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:16-18 NLT)

We often speak of the kind of love that requires the ultimate sacrifice.  We see this love demonstrated in stories of parents dying to save their children, soldiers using their own bodies to shield their brothers in arms from explosions.  But here in this verse we see this human love contrasted with God's love.  While we might die for someone with whom we have a deep relationship.  What about a stranger who may well be, by societal standards, the dregs of the earth.

An amplifying of the love of God towards us, so that we cannot doubt it, who delivered Christ to death for the unjust and for them from whom he could receive no useful thing, and, what is more, for his very enemies.  How can it be then that Christ, being now alive, should not save them from destruction whom by his death he justifies and reconciles. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)

 

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. (KJV)
 
For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. (NASB)
 
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. (NLT)
 
(For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.) (NET)
 
There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. (John 15:13 NLT)
 
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us.  So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.  If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God's love be in that person?  Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:16-18 NLT)

We often speak of the kind of love that requires the ultimate sacrifice.  We see this love demonstrated in stories of parents dying to save their children, soldiers using their own bodies to shield their brothers in arms from explosions.  But here in this verse we see this human love contrasted with God's love.  While we might die for someone with whom we have a deep relationship.  What about a stranger who may well be, by societal standards, the dregs of the earth.

An amplifying of the love of God towards us, so that we cannot doubt it, who delivered Christ to death for the unjust and for them from whom he could receive no useful thing, and, what is more, for his very enemies.  How can it be then that Christ, being now alive, should not save them from destruction whom by his death he justifies and reconciles. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)

 



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