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Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

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In Romans 9:6 what is the promise that Paul is assuring the Romans did not fail?

Paul has just made grandiose claims about the indomitable purposes of God in the life of the believer: KJV Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against ...
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In Romans 11:28 to whom does Paul refer when he speaks of elect Jews who are enemies of the gospel?

Is Paul referring to particular people when he speaks of elect Jews who are nonetheless enemies of the gospel? KJV Rom 11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this ...
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In Romans 6:5-11 is the resurrection of the believer a fait accompli?

Paul seems unambiguous that the believer died with Christ but seems to suggest that the resurrection of the believer is still future. But in verse 11 it sounds like a fait accompli. Which is it? ...
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What are the implications of Paul's use of the present tense of the verb δικαιόω (to justify) in Romans 3:24, 26, 28, and 4:5?

In four verses (Romans 3:24, 3:26, 3:28, and 4:5) the apostle Paul used present tense verbs when describing justification. What makes this harder is all four are either infinitives or participles, ...
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Is there a parallelism intended in Romans 9:4?

Paul lists a string of six blessings on Israel in Romans 9:4 (NIV): Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the ...
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“Covenant” or “covenants” in Romans 9:4?

In Romans 9:4, Paul writes (NIV): Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. It seems that some of ...
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Romans 12:1 NASB

Rom 12:1 NASB Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. The last 2 ...
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What's Paul's interpretation of “In Isaac shall thy seed be called”

Romans 9:6-9 6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: ...
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In Romans 8:9 are the “spirit of Christ” and the “spirit of God” the same “spirit”?

Romans 8:9 (KJV) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Is the "spirit of ...
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Heap burning coals [duplicate]

Romans 12:20. Heap burning coals....In the smelting process hot coals are used to soften the metal underneath so that it could be shaped and molded. This is the interpretation that I have been trying ...
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How do we reconcile Eph 2:8-9 with Rom 2:6-7

How do we reconcile Eph 2:8-9 with Rom 2:6-7?To the Ephesians Paul says: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, ...
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What is the significance of the different words Paul uses to describe death, dead, and being put to death when writing about sin and the law?

Throughout Romans, Paul writes about the dead, death, and being put to death. A few examples, resurrection from the dead (1:4), being dead to sin (6:2), and raised from the dead (4:24). But he uses ...
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In Romans 12:1 - What is “Therefore” there for?

Question: In Romans 12:1 - What is "Therefore" there for? Is "therefore" there to indicate that Paul is concluding an argument? If so, what was the justification that Paul gave ...
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In what sense is sin said to increase (πλεονάζω) by the introduction of the Law in Romans 5:20?

Romans 5:20 New International Version (NIV) 20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, Paul had already alluded to sin ...
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How can we understand Romans 5:13 & Romans 7:8 without contradiction?

(KJV) Romans 5:13 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned ...
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How can we understand the contradiction in Romans 5:12 & 1 Timothy 2:14?

(NIV) Romans 5:12 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned— (NIV) 1 Timothy 2:14 14 And ...
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In Romans 8:3 what does it mean that God “condemned the sin in the flesh”?

English Standard Version Romans 8:3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the ...
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Is Romans 1:18-23 alluding to Wisdom of Solomon 13?

NIV Romans 1: 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God ...
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Did Paul contradict himself on the works/faith dichotomy? (Romans 2:6-7 vs 4:4-5)

At Romans 2:6-7 Paul seems to say that salvation can be earned by works. **RSV:**For he will render to every man according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and ...
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In what way is God “the only wise God”?

The letter to the Romans is concluded with the words: "to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen." (Rom. 16:27, ESV) Does this mean there are other gods who are not wise? ...
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Romans 13 1-2 says abide by law but we go to other countries and break their laws

Romans 13 1-2 "Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against ...
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Does the inner man refer to the mind in Romans 7?

Romans 7:22-23,25 NASB [22]For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, [23]but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me ...
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In Psalm 32:5, do sins count or not?

In the beginning of Psalm 32 David says how great it is to be someone who's sin is never counted against them: 1Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. ...
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Who are “they” in Romans 1?

After a short greeting, the second half or Romans 1 describes people who exchange righteousness for unrighteousness: For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to ...
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In Romans 8:2 what is “the law of sin and death”?

Interlinear: http://biblehub.com/text/romans/8-2.htm BSB Romans 8:2For in Christ Jesus the law [principle] of the Spirit [breath] of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
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In Romans 8:2 what is the “law of the spirit of life”?

BSB Romans 8:2For in Christ Jesus the law [principle] of the Spirit [breath] of life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Interlinear: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/8-2.htm
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What are the sources for the textual variants of Romans 8:1?

I know variants exist which exclude, "who walk not according to the he flesh, but according to the spirit". I understand the TR includes those words, but I am also aware of newly discovered witnesses ...
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What is the specific “Law” referred to in Romans 7?

Romans 7:7-8 (NASB) says, 7 "What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known ...
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In Romans 6:16 why does Paul say that obedience leads to righteousness, when righteousness is God's freely given gift?

Romans 6:16 (ESV) says: Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, ...
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What is meant by the expression “all Israel” in Romans 11:26?

Romans 11:26a (ESV) states: “And in this way all Israel will be saved...” Many take this to mean that someday the nation of Israel (meaning either, all the physical descendants of Jacob or all the ...
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In Romans 10:4 why does Paul say that the law righteousness promised in Deuteronomy 6:25 actually pointed to righteousness by faith alone?

The Deuteronomy text clearly states that “…the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day” ...
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Does Hosea refer to Gentiles also as quoted by Paul in Romans 9:25?

Romans 9:24-26 (NASB) [24]even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. [25]As He says also in Hosea, "I will call those who were not My people, 'My people,...
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Does the Apostle Paul imply that the unbelief of the Jews was the cause for the Gentiles to obtain mercy in Romans 11?

NASB Romans 11 [12]Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! Romans 11 [17]But if some of the ...
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Does Romans 7:7 indicate that the Law is essential for identifying “sin”?

Romans 7:6 - But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. 7 What shall we say ...
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To whom does the phrase “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man” refer to in Romans 2:1?

Romans 2:1 (KJV) 1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. ...
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Are the “indecent acts” (NIV) or “men with men working” (KJV) in Ro. 1:27 referring to specific acts or all acts with the same sex? [duplicate]

I was asked if anal sex is a sin, and I could not find any biblical reference of indication either way. The closest I could find was Ro. 1:27; "committing indecent acts (the shameless deed NASB)." ...
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What does Romans 4:25 (KJV) mean when it says Jesus was raised “again”?

The KJV of this verse inserts the word "again" after saying Jesus was raised. Why would they say Jesus was raised again? 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our ...
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What does it mean he that spared not his own son Romans 8:32

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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How was Phoebe a benefactor?

In Romans 16:1-2, Paul notes that Phoebe had been a benefactor of many people including Paul. What does benefactor mean in this passage; is it a financial benefactor or did she offer help of another ...
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In Romans 8:19, what is the meaning of κτίσεως?

I have come across a very interesting re-reading of Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Roberts argues that κτίσεως, usually translated ...
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In Romans 5:3 what is the nature of the sufferings (thlipsis)?

Paul writes "but we rejoice in our sufferings". What exactly does "sufferings" (thlipsis) encompass in this context? Some examples of situations some people may label as suffering: persecution for ...
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Romans 8:29 - What is a firstborn?

In Romans 8:29, Paul says For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." What is Paul talking ...
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What does “what if” mean in Romans 9:22?

Romans 9:22 What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath--prepared for destruction? In my country language when ...
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Vessels for “dishonorable purposes”

Romans 9:21 contrasts the potter making vessels for "honorable purposes" and ones for "dishonorable purposes." I have heard some preachers explain this by comparing vessels for aesthetic beauty (...
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In what sense is the τέλος used in Romans 10:4?

Romans 10:4 [4] τέλος γὰρ νόμου Χριστὸς εἰς δικαιοσύνην παντὶ τῷ πιστεύοντι. (KJV) Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Does this refer ...
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What is Paul teaching about circumcision in Romans 2:25 -29?

(KJV)Romans 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. (KJV)Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which ...
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Is Romans 7:17,20 excusing the true believer from weakness which leads to sin?

Romans 7:17 New King James Version (NKJV) But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. Romans 7:20 New King James Version (NKJV) Now if I do what I will not to do, it is ...
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In Romans 1:4, in what sense does the apostle Paul use the phrase “by the resurrection from the dead”?

In Rom. 1:4, it is written, 4 And declared to be Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: KJV, 1769 Δʹ τοῦ ὁρισθέντος υἱοῦ θεοῦ ἐν δυνάμει κατὰ ...
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What is the basis of the extra text in the NASB for Romans 12:6?

Most translations are essentially along the lines of HCSB: "According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts:" But NASB adds, using capital letters to indicate the addition: "Since ...
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In Romans 8:35 and 8:39, is it “Christ's love” and “God's love”? Or, “love for Christ” and “love for God”?

In Romans 8:35 and 8:39, is it "Christ's love" and "God's love" [subjective/objective]? Or, "love for Christ" and "love for God"? I can see it both ways but I think the context is about endurance and ...

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