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Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

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Is Paul's appeal to nature in his rejection of homosexual behavior an example and vindication of naturalism?

Prior to Paul, the only Jewish objection to homosexual behavior was penetration and ritual prostitution: [Lev 18:22 NKJV] (22) 'You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. [...
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In Romans 1:16 does Paul suggest there is something shameful about the gospel?

”For I am not ashamed of the gospel (of the Anointed), for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ Paul might not be ...
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Romans 13:9, what is the accurate text? With or without “false testimony”?

Romans 13:9, (DRB): For Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it ...
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In Romans 8:9, whose Spirit is the believer supposed to have if he is not to be fleshly but spiritual?

If the believer is not fleshly but spiritual he is to have the spirit according to Romans 8:9 Which spirit? God’s (1) Jesus’ (2) Either one (1 or 2) Both (1 + 2) They are one and the same (1 = 2) ...
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Are the articles at Ro 9:6,8 ultimately anaphoric to 9:5/1:4? If not, what are the grammatical reasons they are not?

Are the articles at Ro 9:6,8 ultimately anaphoric to 9:5/1:4? If not, what are the grammatical reasons they are not?
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John 17:19, what is the meaning of “I sanctify myself”?

John 17:19, (DRB): And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. John 17:19, Latin Vulgate: et pro eis ego sanctifico me ipsum ut sint et ipsi sanctificati in ...
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Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:27, what is the criterion of sainthood?

Isaiah 53:12 (KJV): ...and made intercession for the transgressors. Romans 8:27 (KJV): ...he maketh intercession for the saints according to {the will of} God. 1 John 2:1 (KJV): ...And if ...
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Romans 8:27-30 How does the Saints need interceding? And what are stages of Redemption?

Romans 8:27-30 (DRB): 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what the Spirit desireth: because he asketh for the saints according to God. 28 And we know that to them that love God all things ...
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Romans 12:1, what is the accurate translation of (λογικὴν)?

Romans 12:1, what is the accurate translation of (λογικὴν)?: Spiritual. Reasonable. Logical. Intelligent. Romans 12:1 (GNT): Παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν τοῦ Θεοῦ, ...
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Why the Greek word “agapee=ἀγάπη” is translated as “love” in some verses, and “charity” in other verses, in KJV?

Why the Greek word "agapee=ἀγάπη" is translated as "love" in some verses, and "charity" in other verses, in KJV? I noticed that in the Latin Vulgate two words meaning "love" were used, e.g: Romans ...
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Why is man condemned if he is incapable of doing good?

Romans 7:15 - 20, Has always puzzled me. Why would God condemn sinful humans if man is incapable of helping himself as Paul states in these verses. Even the so called born again (regenerated) ...
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Romans 13:10, was the message of Lord Jesus to teach us Love?

Romans 13:10 (DRB): The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law. Matthew 5:17 (DRB): Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. ...
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Romans 8:19-22, does “creature” mean “all humanity”?

Romans 8:19-22 (DRB): 19 For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him ...
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Romans 1:14 “ἀνοήτοις” or “insipientibus” is this word “thoughtless” or “unwise”?

It is supposed that KJV more literal than many other translations of the Bible. In Romans 1:14, KJV translated the word "ἀνοήτοις" as "unwise" but the literal translation should be "thoughtless". ...
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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. Isaiah 59:...
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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 πάντων ...
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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 3-...
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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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Why did God hate Esau from the womb when he had done no evil?

In my effort to take a survey on the character of Esau, I seem to be running into more difficulties in unveiling why the All-Loving God had to declare hatred for Esau right from the womb when he had ...
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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 the ...
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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 of ...
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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 ἀφθαρσίαν ...
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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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