Romans 8:32 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 8:32, NIV: He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:32, ESV: He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:32, KJV: He 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?

Romans 8:32, NASB: He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Romans 8:32, NLT: Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?

Romans 8:32, CSB: He did not even spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything?

What does Romans 8:32 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In the previous verses, Paul has offered ample evidence of a comforting truth. The subject of this promise is any person who has accepted faith in Christ. As with the rest of this section of Romans, Paul's focus is on the effects of saving faith, according to God's plan (Romans 3:23–26; John 3:16–18).

This profound truth is that the creator of the universe is right now for us—for saved Christians—because we are in Christ. He is working out his ultimate purpose for us which is to make us like Christ. He has predestined, called, justified, and will glorify us.

It's possible that a believer might remain unconvinced that God is for us. This is more likely when facing hard things in life, or our own sinfulness, or just a lack of feeling connected to God. To combat this discouragement, Paul provides the ultimate evidence: God didn't spare His own Son! God the Father sacrificed His sinless, righteous Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty price for our sin. He gave Him up for us all because of His great love for us (Romans 5:8; John 3:16). Now Paul asks us to be convinced. If God did that for us, how could we ever think He is not for us? More than that, if He would not withhold His Son, how would He not give us all things, along with His Son?

Paul uses the word "graciously" to describe God's giving. Ever and always, what God gives to us is not about what we have given to God. It is not about our sin or lack of sin. The God who is for us, who loves us, gives to us all good things based on His goodness and not on ours. They are truly gifts.