Romans 8:28

(KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(1611 KJV) And wee know that all things worke together for good, to them that loue God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
(1901 ASV) And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
(AMP) We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
(CEB) We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.
(ESV) And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
(GNB) We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.
(HCSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
(JB PHILLIPS) Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good.
(LB) And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.
(THE MESSAGE) That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
(New American Bible-Revised Edition - Roman Catholic) We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
(NASV) And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
(NCV) We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan.
(NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
(NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
(RSV) We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
(VOICE) We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.

Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
οιδαμεν δε οτι τοις αγαπωσιν τον θεον παντα συνεργει εις αγαθον τοις κατα προθεσιν κλητοις ουσιν

Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
οιδαμεν δε οτι τοις αγαπωσιν τον θεον παντα συνεργει [ο θεος] εις αγαθον τοις κατα προθεσιν κλητοις ουσιν

Corrupted Manuscripts
None

Affected Teaching
Here is a case where the modern version editors ignored a very important word in this verse. It is the Greek word “tois” which is translated “to the.” It is a definite article in the dative case. The dative case is the case of “for whom the action is being done for.” The King James rightly translates it as “the” because it is showing for whom all things work together. The verse states that the condition is that those who love God and who are the ones who love God? They are the true believers and they are the specific group in view being known as “the called.” In Matthew 22:14, Jesus states that, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” This verse states that the Gospel call goes out to the world and within that call are those who are chosen to be saved. So this is a generic call to the world and only those who respond are those who are qualified to respond. So by the modern versions omitting “the” they are basically stating that all things work together for good to those who love God and they would include the unbelievers in that. This is erroneous as “the called” is referring only to the body of believers. Based on John 15:18, I seriously doubt that God is going to work things out for the unbeliever, seeing that they hate Him. John 15:18 (KJV) If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

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