ROMANS 8:31

“If God is for us, who can be against us”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

This verse asks a simple question and suggests a simple truth: if an all-powerful, supreme diety is our Father, then who or what could possibly be more?

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“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

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Romans 8:31 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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What Τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) What
shall we ἐροῦμεν An alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, i.e., speak or say shall we
then οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly then
say ἐροῦμεν An alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, i.e., speak or say say
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
these things? ταῦτα These things these things
If εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
for ὑπὲρ "over", i.e., (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than for
us, ἡμῶν Of (or from) us us
who τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) who
can be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
against καθ' (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) against
us? ἡμῶν Of (or from) us us

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  • 29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

  • 30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

  • 31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

  • 32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

  • 33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.




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