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Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

We compare: Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. Foolish ones! Did not He who made the ...
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How do we reconcile Romans 3:11 with Acts 17

We compare: ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:11‬: There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; Acts 17:27: that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not ...
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Is the NWT translation of Σαβαὼθ in Romans 9:29 reasonable?

Σαβαὼθ, Sabaoth is the Greek transcription of צְבָאוֹת, plural of צָבָא=army, in a name applied to God κύριος Σ.=יהוָה צְבָאוֹת Yahweh Lord of the Armies, Lord of Hosts.1 Paul uses this word in Romans:...
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Romans 1:23 an allusion to Ezekiel 8:10?

Romans 1:23 KJV And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Ezekiel 8:10 KJV So I went in ...
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Why did death reign from Adam to Moses?

Rom. 5:14 says: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. In what way ...
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Is the name of God in Romans 2:24 the same as the name of the Lord in Leviticus 24:16?

Romans 6:24; KJV; 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. Leviticus 24:16; KJV; 16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be ...
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According to Romans 1:3-4, did the resurrection "make" the Son of God or "declare" the Son of God?

concerning His Son, (who is come of the seed of David according to the flesh, who is marked out Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of sanctification, by the rising again from the dead,) ...
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Do Acts 1:8 and Romans 1:16 refer to different types of power?

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) 16 For I am ...
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Does Romans 7:2-3 implicitly condemn polyandry as adulterous?

To set up a point about a Christian's relationship to the law, Paul first gives the following illustration of marriage in Romans 7:2-3 (NKJV, emphasis mine): For the woman who has a husband is bound ...
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Translation of Romans 7:5 sinful passions aroused by the law

Many translations of Romans 7:5 have a phrase like "the sinful passions which were aroused by the law". This seems puzzling to me because it doesn't make sense that the law would "...
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Are Paul (Romans 10:11-17) and Jesus (John 6:44) describing different methods or different aspects of a single method to win souls?

Romans 10:11-17 (ESV) 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, ...
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Why would God create vessels of wrath prepared for destruction (Romans 9:21-22) if He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11)?

Ezekiel 33:11 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways,...
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James 1:12-16; DRB; is Jesus the only innocent Human being who is tempted? [closed]

James 1:12-16; DRB; 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive a crown of life, which God hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man, when ...
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What is the full meaning of " propitiation" in the first segment of Romans 3:25 in the King James version?

In Romans chapter 3:25 Paul writes "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood," the whom being Jesus Christ. Paul developes Romans and his understanding of our ...
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In Romans chapter 6, what does Paul mean by "death"? Biological death? Spiritual death? Some figurative meaning of death? All of them?

Romans 6 (ESV): What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been ...
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What does it mean that Jesus is "Lord both of the dead and of the living" (Romans 14:9)?

Romans 14:7-9 (ESV): 7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether ...
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What is the difference between Israel stumbling and falling in Romans 11:11?

Romans 11:11 (NASB) I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. What is the ...
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Implications of Romans 8:33-39 regarding the afterlife?

Romans 8:33-39 (ESV): 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the ...
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In what way does Paul explain ἄφεσις, forgiveness or release of sin in Romans?

In Matthew's account of the Last Supper, Jesus speaks about the significance of His blood: for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:...
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(Romans 2:16) why does Paul tie judgment with the good news?

When interpreting the doctrine of the Gospel {euangelion, εὐαγγέλιον} in 1 Corinthians 15, we read of a fairly simple explanation of the “good news”: “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel ...
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Psalms 53:2-3 vs Romans 3:10-11 “all turned aside/none seek after God”

Between the variants of the Psalms & Romans it would appear that Paul added the words “there is none who seeks after God” when it would also appear he is quoting the psalms: “God looks down from ...
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Isaiah 25:6-9 “feast” vs Romans 14:17

We read that God is preparing a banquet for His people in the future, wine is mentioned for example: “And in this mountain The Lord of hosts will make for all people A feast of choice pieces, A feast ...
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Romans 1:21 “nor were thankful/or give thanks” how do we interpret this?

I’ve studied Romans 1:18-32 for some time, so I understand the context. God’s wrath being revealed from Heaven against godless humanity who rejects God & His revelation. Yet, there is a ...
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What does "righteous judgement" mean in Romans 2:5?

Romans 2:5 "But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgement will be revealed". ESV. My emphasis. It ...
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How do we understand the personification of sin in Romans 7?

Romans 7:11,14 (NASB) …for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me…For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold into bondage to ...
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Is it possible to have saving faith in Jesus Christ if one has misunderstood who the Jesus Christ of scripture really is? Romans 1:1-4

I ask because of noting how chapter 1 of Romans deals with the person of Christ – who he is – while not dealing with what he has done to save sinners until chapter 3. Could this be significant? I read ...
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Romans 10:17 - the absence of article means salvation comes by rhema of Christ not logos?

I would like to know the importance of the absence of an article in greek NT. In Romans 10:17 I see a commentary of a preacher saying that to understand salvific faith we need to see interpretation of ...
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Does Romans 9:19 have 2 rhetorical questions indicating why mankind is still guilty before God?

When Paul asked: “ “You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?”” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:19‬ Is Paul asking in the context of Romans 9:1-24, but specifically in Romans ...
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Romans 6:7 Was Christ Set Free From Sin?

Ignoring one's own particular theology and overall integrated understanding of the Bible, for a moment, is it good Greek to translate Romans 6:7 as something like the following? "for he having ...
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What is the likeness of the offense of Adam in Romans 5:14?

Romans 5:14 NASB Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. What is the “...
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What does "prophecy" mean in Romans 12:6?

Romans 12:6-7 "Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his ...
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What is the cause and effect of "auto" being neuter in Romans 8:26?

Romans 8:26. KJB: "Likewise the Spir'it also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spir'it itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which ...
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How to understand John Gill's comment on Acts 15:1?

KJV Acts 15 : 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. John Gill when commenting on the ...
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Buried with Him by/in baptism - Romans 6:4 and Colossians 2:12

Romans 6:4 (ESV), 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ...
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Does Romans 10:18 imply the Apostles took the Gospel to the Americas?

According to the scriptures, Jesus told his apostles to go to all nations and preach the gospel. Paul says that mission was accomplished by the time of his writing to the Colossians and Romans: ...
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What does "election of grace" mean in Romans 11:5?

"Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace." Romans 11:5 NKJB [Calvinists believe election is unconditional, while Arminians believe election ...
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Does the Septuagint of Isaiah throw light on Romans chapter 9 about the Gentiles coming to see God's glory?

This related Q, What does "glory" of the Gentiles mean in Isaiah? deals with the word 'glory' which I'm not asking about. This other related Q, In Ezekiel 10:4, Why does Ezekiel see a Cloud ...
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The meaning of the word "in" in Romans 5:3

Romans 5:3 challenges us to "rejoice in our sufferings". But the word "in" has (at least) two meanings in English. It could mean "rejoice during our sufferings" or "...
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( Romans 1:26 ) firstly associating women, and then secondly only mentions men in the sin of homosexuality

Since most English translations of the Bible use the masculine nouns and pronouns for gender, what kind of deeper understanding can we get from the fact that in ( Romans 1:26 ) verse that starts off ...
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Why do [1 Peter 2:8 | Romans 9:33] misquote the Greek LXX version of Isaiah 8:14?

Apostles Peter & Paul prefer a different version of [Isaiah 8:14] based on their revision of the Greek LXX. Referencing the Isaiah 8:14 as documented in Septuagint, we read : “καὶ ἐὰν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ ...
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Do Paul and Jesus share Understanding on the Sum of the Law?

Rom 13:8 WEB Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Does Paul mean the Whole Law? If he does then he can be charged with omitting the ...
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What are the "firstfruits of the Spirit" in Romans 8:23?

"And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." Romans 8:23 ESV. ...
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What translation issues centre on "firstfruits" in Romans 8:23?

Regarding Romans 8:23 another question on this site asks, "Who are said to have the firstfruits?" Here I mention and ask about the reasons for translation differences: CSB, Holman CSB and ...
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In Romans, does Paul vary how he identifies "the Gospel" in a way which also identifies "His Son" and "the Christ" as God?

In Romans Paul uses the term εὐαγγέλιον, "Gospel" or "good news" 9 or 10 times (some manuscripts have "blessing" in 15:29). Paul first calls himself an apostle of the ...
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Why does the ESV translate "horizo" "declared" in Romans 1:4?

"and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,". Romans 1:4 All from ESV: Luke 22:22 ...
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Does "enclosed" in Luke 5:6 help us understand "consigned" in Romans 11:32?

"For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all". Romans 11:32 ESV [consigned/synekleisen]. "And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish,...
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What does "faith in Jesus Christ" mean in Romans 3:22?

"the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe". Romans 3:22. ESV. In this verse is Jesus Christ the source of faith? Christians have faith because they are in ...
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Can the future tense be translated as present in Romans 6:5? [closed]

Romans 6:5 says we shall be in the future tense. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, so we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection. KJV Could it be ...
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Does Romans 16:11 reveal the apostle Paul (Saulus) was related to Herod Agrippa?

Based on Paul's request in [Romans 16:11] from the NKJV : "Greet Herodion, my countryman" (ἀσπάσασθε Ἡροδίωνα τὸν συγγενῆ) and "Antiquities of the Jews" by Josephus, Book XX (CH 9.4) : "...
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Are the Jews still the chosen people according to Romans 11:11? [closed]

Romans 11 1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. ...
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