Romans 5:6

Romans 5:6 — For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

without strength = still sinners (see verse 8).

In due time — according to God's plan, not circumstances.

For = on behalf of (not "instead of")

Ungodly = all, indicated by the lack of "the" in Greek — Christ died for all, being ungodly.

Notice the progression in these verses:

vs. 6 — without strength — our helplessness

vs. 8 — yet sinners — our sinfulness

vs. 10 — enemies — our willfulness

This entry was posted in Romans. Bookmark the permalink.