Romans 11:36

36 For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 11:36 in Other Translations

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
36 Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes.
36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

Romans 11:36 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 11:36

For of him, and through him, and to him are all things,
&c.] Not only all things in nature and providence, he being the Maker and efficient cause of things, and the preserver and supporter of them their beings, and to whose glory they are all designed and directed; but all things in grace owe their original to him, as their first cause; they are produced by him, and make for his glory; they all spring from his sovereign will, are brought about by his almighty power, and tend to the glory of his grace; as does every thing in election, redemption, and regeneration: particularly the counsels and purposes of God respecting men may be here meant; which all rise out of his own heart, without any motive or inducement to them in the creature; are accomplished by his divine power, notwithstanding all the opposition of men and devils; and all issue in his glory, even such of them as may seem to carry in them severity to some of his creatures: and since this is the case, the following doxology, or ascription of glory to God, is justly and pertinently made,

to whom be glory for ever;
and which will be given to him by angels and men to all eternity, for the perfection of his being, the counsels of his will, and the works of his hands, both of nature and grace; to which the, apostle annexes his

so be it, assenting to it, wishing for it, and believing of it.

Romans 11:36 In-Context

34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 11:12; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 2:10
  • 2. Romans 16:27; Ephesians 3:21; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Peter 5:11; Jude 25; Revelation 5:13; Revelation 7:12
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