I am a strong believer in reading scripture in different versions of the bible.. I heard Romans 8:32 on 91.9 KAVX (our sister station) for the first time today and it really grabbed my heart. So of course I look it up in all versions.. I hope to encourage to do the same with scripture that catches your heart or curiosity. If you don’t understand it try a different version.. the message bible is a easier version.. i actually like the King James Version but don’t always understand it so I look at scripture in them all. I even have a bible that has all four versions across one page.. to compare and study… so let this encourage you to read more scripture..
King James Version Passage Romans 8:32:
32He 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?
This is from the New Living Translation Passage Romans 8:32:
32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
This is from the Message Bible Passage Romans 8:32:
31 -39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
Amplified Bible Passage Romans 8:32:
32He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?