Romans 3:23


“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Romans 3:23

“For all haue sinned, and come short of the glory of God,”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Romans chapter 3

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;”
American Standard Version (1901)

“For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;”
Basic English Bible

“for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Darby Bible

“For all have sinned, and do need the glory of God. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ”
Webster's Bible

“for all alike have sinned, and all consciously come short of the glory of God,”
Weymouth Bible

“for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;”
World English Bible

“For alle men synneden, and han nede to the glorie of God;”
Wycliffe Bible

“for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --”
Youngs Literal Bible


charles ochieng aloo's comment on 2014-07-12 02:43:03:

Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, therefore we are all sinners unless we seek the Kingdom of God.


Marty's comment on 2014-04-16 09:30:02:

What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin that GRACE may abound ?


bisi odufuye's comment on 2014-04-04 03:07:40:

the sin of man has brought all kinds of shortages into his life, shortage of peace,health,joy,life and what have you.Summarily,short age arising from untimely death and short lived hope.It is only by retracing his steps back to his Reedemer and liberator, Jesus Christ who bled and died on the cross on his behalf that he can be set free.


GEORGE LEEMIX's comment on 2014-03-31 03:59:51:



Michael .E.'s comment on 2014-02-17 23:01:00:

This very verse of the Scripture Romans 3 23 is actualy refering to that man woman who has not accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour according to Romans10 9 and 10 Why do we need to come to God through Christ Jesus Because every man born of a Woman is born into the world of sin and he has Adamic Nature nature of sin When Adam committed high treason sinned he died a spiritual death which means he was totally seperated from his creator God he lost the glory position fellowship and communion he had with God before the fall It s only in Christ we can be made one with God and have this glory restored back to us JOHN 17vs22 Colorsian1vs27


kenneth lindsey's comment on 2013-12-04 19:44:36:

to come short mean that we've taken on another position and condition a fallen one. we are different then what God's original creative picture of us was prior to the fall. therefore we cannot represent His glory, His image, and His character because we are able to reflect who his is because of what we have become. we are a fallen creature, it's like having a hunch back that can never be corrected unless the potter God makes us over again.


Wilbur Lee Salway's comment on 2013-09-27 10:04:07:


Rev. Autrey's comment on 2013-09-15 04:51:58:

(Verse 23) "For all have sinned ..." This means that because of our sinful nature we are going to commit sins. This applies to all people, whether we live under the law or grace. The issue is then, how do we get rid of these sins. Or stated more plainly, how do we make ourselves righteous.

Paul states plainly that we do this by letting Jesus take away our sins. "He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us." He goes on to say, "We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us."

In other words, the death of Jesus was a subsutitute for our deaths. That is, it was supposed to be us dying on that cross, but Jesus took our place. This is what it means to say that we are saved by grace. Because in his gracious mercy, God did not punish us, but instead placed the punishment for our sins on Jesus.

I use the terms "God" and "Jesus" to mean the same because as it is expressed in John 1:1, "... and the Word (Jesus) was God." That's why Paul in 1 Timothy 2:3 calls Jesus "God our Savior."


david livingstone's comment on 2013-03-19 05:08:27:


dolly thoka's comment on 2013-03-06 06:14:54:

Without the spirit of God in us, we will be living naked without worrying about our nakedness and without any worry as if we were not short of glory.


ogunyemi esther's comment on 2013-01-29 05:29:07:

We have all sins from the very beginning through Adam but we are justified by faith through Christ Jesus.


Chris's comment on 2012-03-05 08:40:01:

I'm a practising Christian. I regard myself as having 'signed up' at some point in my past, and attend a boisterous CofE church. But in my darkest moments of doubt it occurs to me how absolute is the vision of Man in these words. Christians want nothing short of perfection (for themselves and unfortunately sometimes of others). How can we, human-all-too-human beings use that vision in our daily lives without an huge subconcious arrogance. Sometimes it seems I become aware of that secret arrogance and flip over into the most morbid thoughts of isolation and worthlessness in immense cold Universe. In that state I watch myself gradually return to a smug forgetfulness of the intuition. Yes, I have sinned/do sin. Yes, I ask forgiveness. But what rings most true to me is Jeremiah 17:9.


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