Category Study of Paul’s Letter to the Romans

In-depth study of Paul’s letter to the Christian church in Rome.

Romans Chapter 7

1    Or are you ignorant, brothers – for to those knowing law I am speaking – that the law is mastering of the person on as much time as he lives!

1   η αγνοειτε αδελφοι γινωσκουσιν γαρ νομον λαλω οτι ο νομος κυριευει του ανθρωπου εφ οσον χρονον ζη

Paul has continued throughout this explanation, to address those members of his audience who are ‘under the Law’. As we read the comments and arguments he presents, we must read them in the context of what they would necessarily mean to a native Jew. It was the Jew who ‘knew’ the Law, not the Gentile...

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Romans Chapter 8

1    Consequently, now there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to flesh, but according to Spirit.

ουδεν αρα νυν κατακριμα τοις εν χριστω ιησου μη κατα σαρκα περιπατουσιν αλλα κατα πνευμα

“Consequently” – because the man who is in Christ has been released from the Law, he is no longer a law-breaker. And if he is no lawbreaker, he shall not suffer condemnation as a lawbreaker. God knows than men are flesh; He understands that we have an inherent struggle with temptation because the draw of the flesh is intrinsic and strong...

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Romans Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9 – notes not complete

1    I say truth in Christ; I am not lying; my conscience testifying to me in (lit: “in spirit holy”) Holy Spirit,

αληθειαν λεγω εν χριστω ου ψευδομαι συμμαρτυρουσης μοι της συνειδησεως μου εν πνευματι αγιω

It is important to note that Paul speaks as a man led by the Holy Spirit. Where he tells us that he is speaking his own words, we are to believe that he means what he says, and they are not God’s word to him. But where he speaks as from God or says he is telling us what God says, we must accept his words as the word of God, and engage what he says accordingly.

2    that sorrow to me is great and unceasing pain to (in) my heart,

οτι λυπη μοι εστιν μεγαλη και αδιαλειπτος ...

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Romans Chapter 10

1   Brethren, indeed the delight of my heart and the prayer to God over Israel is into salvation!

αδελφοι η μεν ευδοκια της εμης καρδιας και η δεησις η προς τον θεον υπερ του ισραηλ εστιν εις σωτηριαν

Paul was not at all interested in seeing Israel abandoned to her faithlessness. If Paul had understood the prophets and Christ’s words regarding Israel, to mean that God had finished all dealings with that people, and had replaced them in His plan with the church, as some believe, Paul would not have wasted his prayers...

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Romans Chapter 1 Verses

1      “Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

παυλος δουλος ιησου χριστου κλητος αποστολος αφωρισμενος εις ευαγγελιον θεου

2      which He had promised before by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures

ο προεπηγγειλατο δια των προφητων αυτου εν γραφαις αγιαις

3      concerning his Son, Who was made (the one becoming out) of the seed of David according to the flesh

περι του υιου αυτου του γενομενου εκ σπερματος δαβιδ κατα σαρκα

4      and declared (the one being designated) the Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness (holy togetherness), by the resurre...

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Romans Chapter 2 Verses

2:1        διο αναπολογητος ει ω ανθρωπε πας ο κρινων εν ω γαρ κρινεις τον ετερον σεαυτον κατακρινεις τα γαρ αυτα πρασσεις ο κρινων

            Therefore, you are defenceless, oh person! Everyone who judges, for in that which you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, for you who are judging are committing the same things!

2:2        οιδαμεν δε οτι το κριμα του θεου εστιν κατα αληθειαν επι τους τα τοιαυτα πρασσοντας

            We recognize that the judgment of God is according to truth on those who commit such (things).

2:3        λογιζη δε τουτο ω ανθρωπε ο κρινων τους τα το...

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Romans Chapter 3 Verses

1    τι ουν το περισσον του ιουδαιου η τις η ωφελεια της περιτομης

      Then what (is) the prerogative (excessive) (perisson) of the Jew, or what the benefit of the circumcision?

2    πολυ κατα παντα τροπον πρωτον μεν γαρ οτι επιστευθησαν τα λογια του θεου

      Much according to every manner! First indeed because they were entrusted with the oracles of God

3    τι γαρ ει ηπιστησαν τινες μη η απιστια αυτων την πιστιν του θεου καταργησει

      For what if some disbelieved? Their unbelief shall not nullify the faith of God. (second clause reads:

μη   η      απιστια            αυτων           την  ...

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Romans Chapter 4 Verses

4:1        What then shall we say Abraham our father according to flesh to have found?

            τι ουν ερουμεν αβρααμ τον πατερα ημων ευρηκεναι κατα σαρκα

4:2        For if Abraham by works (deeds) was justified, he has boast – but not toward God.

            ει γαρ αβρααμ εξ εργων εδικαιωθη εχει καυχημα αλλ ου προς τον θεον

4:3        for what says the Scripture, but ‘Abraham believed to (lit: trusted) God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.

            τι γαρ η γραφη λεγει επιστευσεν δε αβρααμ τω θεω και ελογισθη αυτω εις δικαιοσυνην

4:4        But ...

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Romans Chapter 5 Verses

Chapter 5

1       δικαιωθεντες ουν εκ πιστεως ειρηνην εχομεν προς τον θεον δια του κυριου ημων ιησου χριστου

Being then justified from faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2       δι ου και την προσαγωγην εσχηκαμεν τη πιστει εις την χαριν ταυτην εν η εστηκαμεν και καυχωμεθα επ ελπιδι της δοξης του θεου

through Whom also we have access to the faith into this grace in which we stand and rejoice (boast) on the hope of the glory of God.

3       ου μονον δε αλλα και καυχωμεθα εν ταις θλιψεσιν ειδοτες οτι η θλιψις υπομονην κατεργαζεται...

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Romans Chapter 6 Verses

1    What then shall we say (declare)? Shall we continue in sin, that grace should increase?

1    τι ουν ερουμεν επιμενουμεν τη αμαρτια ινα η χαρις πλεοναση


2    May it not be. We who died to sin, how shall we, still live in it?

2    μη γενοιτο οιτινες απεθανομεν τη αμαρτια πως ετι ζησομεν εν αυτη


3    Or are you ignorant that we, as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus, into His death we were baptized?

3    η αγνοειτε οτι οσοι εβαπτισθημεν εις χριστον ιησουν εις τον θανατον αυτου εβαπτισθημεν


4    We were buried together to Him through the baptism into death, that eve as Christ was rais...

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