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In Romans 12:20, Paul quotes Prov 25:21–22 while completing his thought begun in 12:9 where he couples love with sincerity: Ἡ ἀγάπη ἀνυπόκριτος. In Greek, we have a verbal noun (love) followed by an adjective (sincerely, lit. without a mask). The structure allows Paul to describe how love ought to be done and almost has the force of an imperative, or at ...


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When speaking of the Promise of the Seed of Jesus, or the New Covenant, we see the writer of Hebrews state;For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He swear by Himself. Hebrews 6:13 Yes we see that the Angel of the Lord (which is the Word/Jesus), speaking this same statement to Abraham in Genesis 22:15-18. ...


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Without a doubt Christians. Throughout his epistles, Paul confronts objections to his teachings. In this case he is responding to potential objections to Romans 2:6-11. Rom 2:6 who “will pay back to everyone according to their works:” Rom 2:7 to those who by perseverance in well-doing seek for glory, honor, and incorruptibility, eternal life; Rom ...


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I don't believe Paul is swearing to God in this verse. It seems Paul is using God as verification that what Paul says is true. This definitely implies Paul is swearing to God, but I don't think the swear is directed towards God; it's directed towards the men Paul speaks to. Paul is claiming God has witnessed and verifies Paul's word is true. In English, this ...


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In Rom. 12:10, the Greek text states, τῇ φιλαδελφίᾳ εἰς ἀλλήλους φιλόστοργοι τῇ τιμῇ ἀλλήλους προηγούμενοι TR, 1550 There are essentially two clauses in Rom. 12:10: τῇ φιλαδελφίᾳ εἰς ἀλλήλους φιλόστοργοι τῇ τιμῇ ἀλλήλους προηγούμενοι According to Tischendorf, there are no relevant textual variants.1 In the second clause, we may supply the ...


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The NET Bible renders Romans 4:17 this way: (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. (Romans 4:17 NET) In a note on the verse a variant rendering is given: ...


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Why do contemporary scholars see an aspect of creation ex nihilo which the scholars of the King James did not? I believe the difference is based on the scientific knowledge at the time of translation. All translations involve some measure of interpretation on the part of a translator; different languages have different word meanings and nuances within a ...


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Romans 10:17: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (KJV), or "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ" (NASB)? James made note that faith in God was not something special: "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that — and shudder" (James 2:19, NIV). Salvation comes through ...



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