Bible Verses From Romans: 25 Scripture Quotes

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Romans is a wonderful book of the Bible.  Many of you probably have heard of the “Roman Road” before, as you can show people the path to salvation through different verses in Romans.  Romans was written by Paul to the Christian churches in Rome.  This book is chalk full of wisdom and knowledge.  Some passages can be difficult to understand, especially chapter 9 with predestination, but every verse is in the Bible for a reason: God wanted us to read it and dwell upon them all.

May God bless you as you think about these 25 verses from the book of Romans!  I have broken them down by chapter.

Chapter 1

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek (all Gentiles).”

Romans 1:18  “For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.”

Romans was written by Paul to the Christian churches in Rome.  This book is chalk full of wisdom and knowledge.

Romans was written by Paul to the Christian churches in Rome. This book is chalk full of wisdom and knowledge.

Chapter 2

Romans 2:6-7 “He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, He will give eternal life; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.”

Chapter 3

Romans 3:23-24 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Chapter 4

Romans 4:7-8 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.”

Chapter 5

Romans 5:6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”

Romans 5:8 “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Chapter 6

Romans 6:1-2, 7 “What shall we say then?  Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?  By no means!  How can we who died to sin still live in it?  For one who has died has been set free from sin.”

Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Romans 6:10-11  “For the death He died He died to sin, once for all, but the life He lives He lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 6:22-23  “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Chapter 7

Romans 7:18-20 “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh.  For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.  Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”

Chapter 8

Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Chapter 10

Romans 10:1  “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”

Romans 10:9“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Chapter 12

Romans 12:1-2  “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:9-10 “Let love be genuine.  Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  Love one another with brotherly affection.  Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Chapter 13

Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

Chapter 14

Romans 14:11-12 “For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’  So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”


Take some time and reflect on these verses and what God wants you to hear Him say to you today.  God bless you as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling!

Check out this related reading: Romans Commentary, Summary and Key Verses

Resource – “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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DocReits November 27, 2013 at 1:10 am

Hi Derek,

Great article and one of my favorite books…Romans. Whenever I see Romans 7 quoted, you get my attention, because it is so hard, IMO, for believers to know where Paul is coming from as he goes back and forth in staccato fashion through the verses quoted (18-20).

As you know there has been much debate through the ages about whether Paul is speaking to the believer or unbeliever in this section. I have gone back and forth in the past but here is my present “take”. Chime in and straighten me out as you see fit. Hey school man(Jack) chill and get some turkey and pumpkin pie and enjoy your family..this is Derek and Doc time…;-)

Let me add my running commentary as I quote the verses again and tell me if you agree with the following :

““For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right( in my carnal mind), but not the ability(in my flesh) to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want(in my flesh), but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing(the thoughts in my carnal mind giving assent to my flesh). Now if I do what I do not want(in my flesh), it is no longer I who do it, but sin(both the ACT of sin by giving in to the flesh, and the sin of dwelling upon the THOUGHTS of the carnal mind) that dwells within me.” (Rom 7: 18-20)Items in ( ), mine.

I like Pastor Jack’s 20/20 rule, which is to take the 20 preceding and 20 following verses around this text for clarification. The first verses of chapter 7 set the theme which is this very difficult subject of the Law and its purpose. Paul starts us out by giving the analogy of marriage and how:

“… the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband”(vs 2)

Derek, she is therefor “released” from the penalty of the Law because of her husband’s death, and does not suffer the stoning required by the Law in the marrying of another man, if her dead husband was still living:

“…but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man”(vs 3)

Then Paul compares this “release” from the penalty(death) as a direct result of the husband’s death…. to the Christian’s “release” from the the penalty of the Law by becoming dead to it(this is critical and so misunderstood, IMO). Christ did not come to destroy the Law but to fulfill it(Mt 5:17) and he did so by making us immune or vaccinated against its consequences. The believer is therefore “dead” or immune to the Law’s penalties. The Law is not dead but the believer is dead to the Law’s effect:

“Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead…”(vs 4)

So now our minds are renewed(made new) by the Holy Spirit as we yield ourselves to Him:

“But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.”(vs 6)

Those are the preceding verses to your quote but Paul is not finished here. He goes on in chapter 8 to clarify(this is so important):

” For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit”(Rom 8:5) This is the key to both chapter 7 & 8, IMO.

It is the renewed mind that is critical. The mind that is led by the Holy Spirit. The mind that we yield to God in prayer and petition the Father to keep its thoughts pure and focused upon Him. Here it is:

” For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. “(vs 5)

Here is a great mystery that the carnal, fleshly mind is at enmity with God
…why?, not because God hates the sinner but because the sinner does not come under the Law and have the opportunity to partake in God’s plan of Redemption. That is what is meant by “enmity” or opposition to God’s plan to rescue mankind.

“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God”.(vs 6b-8)

(Aside: Eph 2:15 speaks of this enmity between the Gentiles and the Law which Christ broke down so that the Gentiles can now be subject to the Law, become dead through their acknowledgment of breaking the Law(sin) and thereby cast themselves upon the mercies of the Savior fulfilling the Father’s plan of Redemption for their lives.) Sorry got side tracked.

Finally, it is the Holy Spirit indwelling us who we must petition the Father through, for help in turning from sin, and turning toward Christ, that our minds will stay renewed and focused upon doing those things which are pleasing to Him:

” Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live”(vs 12, 13)

So I do believe that Rom 7 is written to the believer. Why do we do those things then that we do not want to do, and do not do those things that we want to do?

“I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Rom 7: 23-25)

We need to continually “… reckon… (y)ourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom 6:11)

The Golden Key, IMO, is our yielding ourselves to the Holy Spirit. He cleanses our minds and hearts, (the “Reckoning” ourselves dead process), which ultimately give us victory over sin. Do you agree?




Derek Hill November 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Hello DocReits. That was a really good explanation in my opinion. Yes Chapter 7 is written to believers. The analogy between a woman being released from her dead husband corresponds with us being released from the law through Christ. Verse 7:25 sums it all up, “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind (through the guidance of the Holy Spirit that we have been sealed with), but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” We are always going to be sinners, as 1 John 1:8-10 states, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.” Jesus understood how difficult life would be for us when we have accepted Him. When He was in the garden, he asked Peter, James, and John to keep watch over Him while He prayed. They fell asleep on Him 3 times! Jesus says after He finds them sleeping the first time, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week.” (Mark 14:38) This verse really holds the key! We must be on guard against Satan and temptation daily through prayer. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” So chapter 7 is indeed written to believers because unbelievers have not been released because they have refused Christ. We will be at war with sin until we leave this earth. Mankind will be at war with sin until all is finished and that wretched devil is cast into the lake of fire forever! I hope this answers your questions. If not, let me know and I will gladly respond! God bless you!


Derek Hill November 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm

The verse about resisting the devil is found in James 4:7. My apologies!


Adam Luckey November 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Yes! I love Romans. So much revelation in this book. We could spend eternity diving into the glorious truths in this book. Thanks for sharing Derek!


Derek Hill December 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I agree! Romans is one of my favorite books! God bless you!


NICHOLAS December 3, 2013 at 5:35 am



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