25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

Other Translations of Romans 4:25

King James Version

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

English Standard Version

25 who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.

The Message

25 The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.

New King James Version

25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

New Living Translation

25 He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 4:25

Commentary on Romans 4:23-25

(Read Romans 4:23-25)

The history of Abraham, and of his justification, was recorded to teach men of after-ages; those especially to whom the gospel was then made known. It is plain, that we are not justified by the merit of our own works, but by faith in Jesus Christ and his righteousness; which is the truth urged in this and the foregoing chapter, as the great spring and foundation of all comfort. Christ did meritoriously work our justification and salvation by his death and passion, but the power and perfection thereof, with respect to us, depend on his resurrection. By his death he paid our debt, in his resurrection he received our acquittance, Isaiah 53:8. When he was discharged, we, in Him and together with Him, received the discharge from the guilt and punishment of all our sins. This last verse is an abridgement or summary of the whole gospel.