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Commentaries on the letter to the Romans

Fragments discussed: 1:16,17 | 6:3-5 | 8:19-22 | 8:29,30 | 11:16-24 | 11:25-32

Romans 1

Rom. 1:16,17

"...for I am not ashamed of the good news of the Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation to every one who is believing, both to Jew first, and to Greek. (17) For the righteousness of God in it is revealed from faith to faith, according as it hath been written, 'And the righteous one by faith shall live" (YLT)

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Romans 6

Rom. 6:3-5

"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection" (OGIB)

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Romans 8

Rom. 8:19-22

"For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. (20) For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; (21) because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now" (NKJV)

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Rom. 8:29,30

"...because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren; (30) and whom He did fore-appoint, these also He did call; and whom He did call, these also He declared righteous; and whom He declared righteous, these also He did glorify" (YLT)

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Romans 11

Rom. 11:16-24

"...and if the first-fruit [is] holy, the lump also; and if the root [is] holy, the branches also. (17) And if certain of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wast graffed in among them, and a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree didst become -- (18) do not boast against the branches; and if thou dost boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee! (19) Thou wilt say, then, 'The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in;' right! (20) by unbelief they were broken off, and thou hast stood by faith; be not high-minded, but be fearing; (21) for if God the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare thee. (22) Lo, then, goodness and severity of God -- upon those indeed who fell, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou mayest remain in the goodness, otherwise, thou also shalt be cut off. (23) And those also, if they may not remain in unbelief, shall be graffed in, for God is able again to graff them in; (24) for if thou, out of the olive tree, wild by nature, wast cut out, and, contrary to nature, wast graffed into a good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who [are] according to nature, be graffed into their own olive tree?" (YLT)

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Rom. 11:25-32

"For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret -- that ye may not be wise in your own conceits -- that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may come in; (26) and so all Israel shall be saved, according as it hath been written, 'There shall come forth out of Sion he who is delivering, and he shall turn away impiety from Jacob, (27) and this to them [is] the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.' (28) As regards, indeed, the good tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; and as regards the choice -- beloved on account of the fathers; (29) for unrepented of [are] the gifts and the calling of God; (30) for as ye also once did not believe in God, and now did find kindness by the unbelief of these: (31) so also these now did not believe, that in your kindness they also may find kindness; (32) for God did shut up together the whole to unbelief, that to the whole He might do kindness" (YLT)

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Keywords: Letter to the Romans commentary interpretation
Bible translations used in the commentary:
YLT - Young's Literal Translation
NKJV - New King James Version
OGIB - Online Greek Interlinear Bible