Romans 14:12

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Romans 14:12 in Other Translations

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
12 Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.
12 So tend to your knitting. You've got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God.
12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Romans 14:12 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 14:12

So then everyone of us
this is the conclusion, drawn from the foregoing account of things, that there will be a general judgment, that Christ will be Judge, and all must appear at his bar; from whence it necessarily follows, that every man, and so every Christian, strong or weak, whatever may be his gifts, talents, and abilities,

shall give an account of himself to God;
that is, to Christ, who is God; which is another proof of his deity, for he will be the Judge, the Father will judge no man; it is before his judgment seat all shall stand; and therefore the account must be given to him by every one, of himself, and not another; of all his thoughts, words, and deeds, which will be all brought into judgment; and of his time and talents, how they have been spent and used; and of all his gifts of nature, providence, and grace, how they have been exercised for the glory of God, his own good, and the good of others: the formal manner in which this will be done is unknown unto us; however, this is certain, that the saints will have upon this reckoning, in what sort soever it may be, a full and open discharge, through the blood and righteousness of Christ. The Jews F17, say, in much such language as the apostle does, that

``when a man removes out of this world, then (hyraml anbvwx) (byhy) , "he gives an account to his Lord", of all that he has done in the world.''


F17 Zohar in Gen. fol. 49. 3.

Romans 14:12 In-Context

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister ? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.
11 It is written: “ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ ”
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 12:36; 1 Peter 4:5
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