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Romans 8

Rom. 8:28 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
we know
eido (Greek #1492)
used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
KJV usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
Pronounce: i'-do
Origin: a primary verb
y that
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
all things
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
work together
sunergeo (Greek #4903)
to be a fellow-worker, i.e. co-operate
KJV usage: help (work) with, work(-er) together.
Pronounce: soon-erg-eh'-o
Origin: from 4904
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
agathos (Greek #18)
"good" (in any sense, often as noun)
KJV usage: benefit, good(-s, things), well. Compare 2570.
Pronounce: ag-ath-os'
Origin: a primary word
to them that love
agapao (Greek #25)
to love (in a social or moral sense)
KJV usage: (be-)love(-ed). Compare 5368.
Pronounce: ag-ap-ah'-o
Origin: perhaps from ἄγαν (much) (or compare 5689)
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, to them who are
on (Greek #5607)
and the neuter ὄν (on) present participle of 1510; being
KJV usage: be, come, have.
Pronounce: oan
Origin: οὖσα (oo'-sah)
the called
kletos (Greek #2822)
invited, i.e. appointed, or (specially), a saint
KJV usage: called.
Pronounce: klay-tos'
Origin: from the same as 2821
according to
kata (Greek #2596)
(prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined)
KJV usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Pronounce: kat-ah'
Origin: a primary particle
his purpose
prothesis (Greek #4286)
a setting forth, i.e. (figuratively) proposal (intention); specially, the show-bread (in the Temple) as exposed before God
KJV usage: purpose, shew(-bread).
Pronounce: proth'-es-is
Origin: from 4388

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we know.
Rom. 8:35‑39• 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
36According as it is written, For thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter.
37But in all these things we more than conquer through him that has loved us.
38For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Rom. 8:35‑39)
Rom. 5:3‑4• 3And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
4and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;
(Rom. 5:3‑4)
Gen. 50:20• 20Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as it is this day, to save a great people alive. (Gen. 50:20)
Deut. 8:2‑3,16• 2And thou shalt remember all the way which Jehovah thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thy heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or not.
3And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with the manna, which thou hadst not known, and which thy fathers knew not; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread alone, but by everything that goeth out of the mouth of Jehovah doth man live.
16who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
(Deut. 8:2‑3,16)
Psa. 46:1‑2• 1To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. On Alamoth. A song. God is our refuge and strength, a help in distresses, very readily found.
2Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas;
(Psa. 46:1‑2)
Jer. 24:5‑7• 5Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard for good them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans;
6and I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
7And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
(Jer. 24:5‑7)
Zech. 13:9• 9And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God. (Zech. 13:9)
2 Cor. 4:15‑17• 15For all things are for your sakes, that the grace abounding through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
16Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day.
17For our momentary and light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal weight of glory;
(2 Cor. 4:15‑17)
2 Cor. 5:1• 1For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2 Cor. 5:1)
Phil. 1:19‑23• 19for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;
20according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death.
21For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;
22but if to live in flesh is my lot, this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.
23But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, for it is very much better,
(Phil. 1:19‑23)
2 Thess. 1:5‑7• 5a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that ye should be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for the sake of which ye also suffer;
6if at least it is a righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,
7and to you that are troubled repose with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven, with the angels of his power,
(2 Thess. 1:5‑7)
Heb. 12:6‑12• 6for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.
7Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not?
8But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9Moreover we have had the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced them; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
10For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.
11But no chastening at the time seems to be matter of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised by it.
12Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the failing knees;
(Heb. 12:6‑12)
James 1:3‑4• 3knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.
4But let endurance have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
(James 1:3‑4)
1 Peter 1:7‑8• 7that the proving of your faith, much more precious than of gold which perishes, though it be proved by fire, be found to praise and glory and honour in the revelation of Jesus Christ:
8whom, having not seen, ye love; on whom though not now looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with the glory,
(1 Peter 1:7‑8)
Rev. 3:19• 19I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent. (Rev. 3:19)
Rom. 5:5• 5and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us: (Rom. 5:5)
Ex. 20:6• 6and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (Ex. 20:6)
Deut. 6:5• 5and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength. (Deut. 6:5)
Neh. 1:5• 5and said, I beseech thee, Jehovah, God of the heavens, the great and terrible *God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and keep his commandments. (Neh. 1:5)
Psa. 69:36• 36And the seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein. (Psa. 69:36)
Mark 12:30• 30and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. (Mark 12:30)
1 Cor. 2:9• 9but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him, (1 Cor. 2:9)
James 1:12• 12Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him. (James 1:12)
James 2:5• 5Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him? (James 2:5)
1 John 4:10,19• 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son a propitiation for our sins.
19*We* love because *he* has first loved us.
(1 John 4:10,19)
1 John 5:2‑3• 2Hereby know we that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
(1 John 5:2‑3)
the called.
Rom. 8:30• 30But whom he has predestinated, these also he has called; and whom he has called, these also he has justified; but whom he has justified, these also he has glorified. (Rom. 8:30)
Rom. 1:6‑7• 6among whom are *ye* also the called of Jesus Christ:
7to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Rom. 1:6‑7)
Rom. 9:11,23‑24• 11the children indeed being not yet born, or having done anything good or worthless (that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works, but of him that calls),
23and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory,
24us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations?
(Rom. 9:11,23‑24)
Jer. 51:29• 29And the land trembleth and is in pain; for the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant. (Jer. 51:29)
Acts 13:48• 48And those of the nations, hearing it, rejoiced, and glorified the word of the Lord, and believed, as many as were ordained to eternal life. (Acts 13:48)
Gal. 1:15• 15But when God, who set me apart even from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, (Gal. 1:15)
Eph. 1:9‑10• 9having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
10for the administration of the fulness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth; in him,
(Eph. 1:9‑10)
Eph. 3:11• 11according to the purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, (Eph. 3:11)
1 Thess. 5:9• 9because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Thess. 5:9)
2 Thess. 2:13‑14• 13But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, that God has chosen you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14whereto he has called you by our glad tidings, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Thess. 2:13‑14)
2 Tim. 2:19• 19Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of the Lord withdraw from iniquity. (2 Tim. 2:19)
1 Peter 5:10• 10But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground: (1 Peter 5:10)
 God maintains all our privileges by that which He is in Himself. This is the last part of the chapter, from verse 28 or verse 31 to the end. God orders all things in favor of those who are called according to His purpose. For that is the source of all good and of all happiness in us and for us. (Romans 8 by J.N. Darby)
 The inward reality has been developed in the previous part; here, the certainty, the security, in virtue of what God is and of His counsels. (Romans 8 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

But we *do*k know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.

JND Translation Notes

Refers to ver. 26.

W. Kelly Translation

But we do know that all things work together for good to those that love God, to those that are called according to purpose.