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Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

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In Romans 5:6 Did Jesus die for the Ungodly or for the Righteous (Godly) Sinners?

Romans 5:6 (ASV): For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Did Jesus die on the cross to redeem the Righteous (Godly) Sinners, or to redeem all humanity, ...
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What about “σοφῷ”=“wise” in Original Greek manuscripts in Romans 16:27 and 1 Timothy 1:17?

We know that "σοφῷ"="wise" is mentioned in some Greek manuscripts, not all Greek manuscripts, in Jude 1:25. Look in this post: Did Jude 25 mention "σοφῷ" or not? But "σοφῷ" mentioned ...
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How should “gnorise” be translated in Romans 9:23?

In the N.K.J.V. "and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy". In the E.S.V. "in order to make known the riches of his glory". As I understand it "gnorise" is a ...
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Has Isaiah 59:20 been changed in Roman 11:26?

Has the meaning of Isaiah 59:20-21 been changed? Roman 11:26: And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come from Zion; He will remove godlessness from Jacob. ...
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Romans 6:5, is it mentioned “in the likeness of his resurrection” in Greek manuscripts?

I looked Romans 6:5, I found "in the likeness of his resurrection" in: KJV, NKJV, ASV, ESV, in ESV "in a resurrection like his". GNB has different translation. In all Arabic translations I didn't ...
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To whom does the term “one God” refer in Paul?

The term “one God,” is found in three of Paul’s letters: one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:6) εἷς θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ πάντων ὁ ἐπὶ πάντων καὶ διὰ ...
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Who does Paul identify as creator at Romans 11:36?

Bible writers frequently identify the main participants at the beginning of their books. The first instance of “God” in Romans is anarthrous. He almost immediately hints at God’s identity in verses ...
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To what does Romans 15:27 refer?

What is he discussing? [Rom 15:7 CSB] (7) Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.
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Rom 9:17: “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh”?

For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. (KJV) Why ...
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Rom 8:31 ?..Who can be against us? Is this a valid grammatical adjustment?

Rom 8:31 (NKJV)  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Does the Greek text allow for this translation? What then shall we say to these things if God is for ...
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In Romans 10:10, what is the difference between “salvation” (σωτηρία) and “justification” (δικαιοσύνη)?

In Greek, “salvation” (σωτηρία) is one thing; “justification” (δικαιοσύνη) is another. For example, in Romans 10:10, it is written, 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with ...
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Cause and effect? (Romans 11:16)

Romans 11:16 (ISV) If the first part of the dough is holy, so is the whole batch. If the root is holy, so are the branches. What's the connection here? Is all of Israel holy solely because they ...
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In Romans 3, is there an advantage or no advantage?

In one instance, Paul seems to be saying there was an advantage being a Jew (i.e., of the circumcision) because they had been entrusted with the words of God. Romans 3:1–2 1 What advantage, then, ...
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What was “the good” that the apostle Paul could not do? Romans 7:19

Romans 7:19 (NRSV) 19 "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do."
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Whose spirit is God’s spirit bearing witness to in Romans 8:16?

Since born-again Christians have the Holy Spirit (which is the Spirit of Christ),1 I am confused by the words “our spirit” in Rom. 8:16, wherein it states, 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with ...
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According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason?

1. According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason? 2. Did this incident in verse 26 happen before or after writing the epistles ...
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Why did Jacob and David do nothing when tragedy happened in the family?

The two stories are very disturbing both Jacob (Dinah: Gen 34) and David (Tamar: 2 Sam 13) daughters were violated. In both cases it does not mention that they responded with anything however their ...
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In Romans 3:30 why are the circumcised justified “by [εκ] faith” but the gentiles “through [δια] faith”?

Romans 3:30 says that Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. (KJV) Since the just shall live by faith, I don't understand why the ...
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What is the argument for editing the term πορνείᾳ from scripture in Romans 1:29?

In the Byzantine text πορνείᾳ is present, and other later manuscripts do not show it . The King James translators of Rom 1:29 include the term, defined as "fornication". Most other modern ...
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How should the Greek word translated into English as 'established' in Romans 13:1 be understood?

Romans 13:1 is translated into English as "there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." According to my NIV Greek Interlinear,...
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Did Paul say non-believers might gain Eternal Life in Romans 2:7?

In Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 2:6-10 Paul seems to lay out a brief summary of Judgement upon the true and untrue, the unrighteousness and the righteous. In v.7 and again in v.10 he states that on ...
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Does Paul's allusion in Romans 15:20-21 to Isaiah 52:13-15 suggest that Paul considered himself to be the suffering servant of that passage?

[Rom 15:20-21 NIV] (20) It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation. (21) Rather, as it is written: "...
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In Romans 11:26, how is “all” understood by those who believe Israel refers to physical Israel?

For those who believe “all Israel will be saved” in Romans 11:26 refers to physical, blood line descendants of Jacob, how do they understand the word “all”? In the abolute sense of every single ...
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What is the logic used in Romans 7:1-2 to help us know our relationship with the Law?

Romans 7:1-2 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the ...
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Romans 8:23 - 'within' or 'among'? ἡμεῖς καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς στενάζομεν

The ἐν ἑαυτοῖς of Rom 8:23 is typically rendered in English as 'within ourselves' or 'inwardly'. ἡμεῖς καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς στενάζομεν Could it not also be rendered 'among ourselves'? Is there ...
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What does “vanity” mean in “the creature was made subject to vanity” in Romans 8:20?

I suggest: "Vanity" describes either Adam's sin [ the first recorded sin] or God's reaction to that sin, the curse of Gen 3. The A.V. always translates "mataiotei" as "vanity". It comes in three ...
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What does “bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus” mean in 2 Corinthians 4:10?

What does "bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus" mean in 2 Corinthians 4:10 always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be ...
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In Romans 2:7 what does Paul mean by “immortality” in relation to “everlasting life”?

[Rom 2:7 ESV] (7) to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 2:7 τοῖς μὲν καθ᾽ ὑπομονὴν ἔργου ἀγαθοῦ δόξαν καὶ τιμὴν καὶ ...
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Why does Paul misquote the OT

I've been reading through Romans and noticed Paul does the following: Romans 11:8 quotes Isaiah 29:10 and Deuteronomy 29:4. The same sentiment is found also in Isaiah 6:9-10. But this is not a word ...
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How is Romans 8:35-36 to be understood?

Romans 8:35-36 states, 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Even as it is written, “...
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In Romans 13:11-12 why such a sense of urgency?

[Rom 13:11-12 NLT] (11) This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. (12) The night is almost ...
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In Romans 11:22 what does Paul mean by “continue in his goodness”?

[Rom 11:22 KJV] (22) Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
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How can we harmonise 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Hebrews 9 :27?

It seems according to Paul some will meet Christ without tasting death 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NASB [16]For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel ...
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What is the difference between “righteous” and “good” in Romans 5:7?

What do these words "righteous" and a "good man" mean in comparison in Romams 5:7, is there a categorical difference and what are the examples of this distinction found in ancient and rabbinic ...
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Is it only the 'thoughts' of Gentiles that accuse and defend them in Romans 2:15?

It seems Paul only refers to the thoughts as accusing and defending Gentiles in the following text Romans 2:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 in that they show the work of the Law written ...
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In Romans 1:7 KJV, why is κλητοῖς ἁγίοις translated as “called to be saints”?

[Rom 1:7 KJV] (7) To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. [Rom 1:7 MGNT] (7) πᾶσιν τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν ...
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What significance does ‘God’s law’ have in Romans 8:7,if any, with regards to those who set their mind, on the things of the Spirit?

The passage starts off with drawing a distinction between the law “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ And ...
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What does “obey the truth” mean in Romans 2:8?

What does obey the truth mean in this verse? Romans 2:8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. What is the truth ...
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In Romans 11:15, whose “loss” is it and whose “bounty”?

In working on a related question I realized that there it was unclear to me who was the subject and who was the object in this verse: Rom 11:15 KJV - 15 For if the casting away of them be the ...
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In Matthew 23:35-37 why does all of Israel's judgment fall on the final generation?

Mat 23:35-37 NIV - 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered ...
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What is the difference between “old man” in Romans 6:6 and “flesh” in Romans 8:1?

What is the difference between "old man" in Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. ...
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Romans 10:14: does Paul contradict himself?

Romans 10:14: How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (KJV) ...
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In 1 Corinthians 9:9;13 why does Paul quote the Torah for justifying fiscal support from the church?

All quotes from the NASB In canvassing for fiscal support from the church the apostle Paul quotes the Torah to buttress his narrative 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 [9]For it is written in the Law of ...
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What is the “it” in Romans 4:16?

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants (NASB) Is "it" "the promise" (4:13, 14, 16), or ...
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To what is “this reason” referring in Romans 4:16?

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace (NASB) Is "the reason" the fact that "the Law brings about wrath" (4:15)? Or is it something else?
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Is the alternate translation of προέθετο, “foreordained,” in Rom. 3:25 still considered acceptable?

A parallel Bible I used this morning from the 1800s notes that the Greek "προέθετο" from Romans 3:25 can be alternatively translated as "foreordained." However, modern parallel and interlinear Bible ...
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What is the significance of the extra comma in Romans 12:2?

I am puzzled about the placing of a comma. Romans 12:2 says: "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and ...
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How does Romans 4:15b relate to its context?

Precisely what does Romans 4:15b (bolded below) mean, and how does it relate to its immediate context? 13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not ...
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Is Romans 3:10 a quote from the Septuagint?

Romans 3:10 : There is none righteous, no, not one: is usually attributed to Psalm 14 :3 there is none that doeth good, no, not one. and to Psalm 53:1 there is none that doeth good, no, not ...
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In Romans 16:4, does Paul thank Priscilla and Aquila or does he thank God FOR them?

[Rom 16:3-4 KJV] 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. ...

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