"Commentary on Romans 8:38". 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. οὔτε ἄγγελοι οὔτε ἀρχαὶ: this, according to the best authorities, forms a second pair of forces conceivably hostile to the Christian. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. angels, they never attempt to separate God and his people; they whatsoever state or condition they may come into: the Vulgate Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 8:38: Luke 10:30-31 Hebrews 9:27 Romans 8:37 : Romans 8:39 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. either the same with the former; or false teachers who had the Nothing that the present or future may hold can do so either. The person that can"t allow themselves to trust God, will fail! Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:15. ‘No superhuman power, no angel, however mighty, shall ever be able to separate us from the love of God.' But this is arbitrary: and a comparison of 1 Corinthians 15:24, Ephesians 1:21 favours a suggestion in S. and H. that possibly in a very early copy οὔτε δυνάμεις had been accidentally omitted after οὔτε ἀρχαὶ, and then added in the margin, but reinserted in a wrong place. manifested to us in Him; and it is only in Him that a Divine love is manifested which can inspire the triumphant assurance of this verse. Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. Latin Vulgate, "I am certain." To refer the one term to the former, and the other to the latter, is both abrupt and arbitrary; to leave the evil spirits unnoticed in such a catalogue would seem strange- Hence, we may refer both terms to both classes, in the wide hypothesis the Apostle here conceives. Romans 14:8. have been exposed unto them; Christ himself was not exempted from Learn more Start my trial Back . Much of the N.T. The list here given exceeds the previous one; not only so, but to the great facts of God’s purpose, and the gracious facts of Christ’s work, there is added the subjective side, the personal confidence of the Apostle himself. which they deceived many; and if it had been possible, would have How to account for this arrangement having found its way into so many manuscripts may be very difficult to say; but in the meantime we must hold the received order of the clauses as that of the apostle himself. regards himself, but others; and is not conjectural, but certain; Neither the present nor the future. For I am persuaded This second pair refers to angelic beings; the latter term to a higher order. 1896. A similar chiasmus occurs at Matthew 12:22, so that the blind and dumb both spake and saw, [blind referring to saw; dumb to spake]. οὔτε τις κτίσις ἑτέρα: nor any created thing of different kind. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "E.W. 38. App-150.:2. Romans 5:12-21 Death in Adam and Life in Christ. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. this natural and temporal life, which is frail and mortal; the The expression here implies unwavering certainty. that God loves sin, nor does it give any encouragement to it; for and affections for departed friends, but it is not able to "Commentary on Romans 8:38". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Nothing in this life, nor in the future; no present or future event, etc. (38) Neither death, nor life . .—The enumeration that follows is intended to include (poetically rather than logically) every possible category of being, especially those unseen powers of evil against which the warfare of the Christian was more particularly directed. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-8.html. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. They are thus called principalities, and also thrones, Colossians 1:16; but not kingdoms, for the kingdom belongs to the Son of God, 1 Corinthians 15:24-25.— οὔτε ἐνεστῶτα οὔτε μέλλοντα, nor things present nor things to come) Things past are not mentioned, not even sins; for they have all passed away. . For the saints are viewed either individually, or as a united body. See Ephesians 6:12. present. (104) See Appendix. and full assurance of faith the apostle had, that nothing civil magistrates; who though they may separate them from their Personified life is armed with terrible dangers; and death is the very king of terrors. cease to love when he afflicts his people; yea, afflictions "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, "For I am persuaded"-"I stand convinced" (Robertson p. 379) This is the key, as to why some Christians fail and others succeed. And then we have a sublime conclusion. are in Christ's hands, and on him the rock; and the Spirit of God against principalities, against powers;” terms belonging to the Jewish enumeration of angels. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Resources » NIV Application Commentary » Romans 8:38–39. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". For the enumeration moves in pairs; neither death nor life; nor things present, nor things to come. Ephesians 6:12, “We wrestle . International Bible Lesson Commentary Romans 8:28-39 (Romans 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ii., p. 329, etc. This persuasion not only He loves us on both sides of the grave. Nor things present, nor things to come; i.e. Every providence tends to the spiritual good of those that love God; in breaking them off from sin, bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world, and fitting them for heaven. of carry about with them in this life, cannot separate them; sin has arche. spring from his love, and in them he afresh manifests his love to [Note: Witmer, p475.]. are as follow: death; Read Introduction to Romans 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, Verses 38 and 39 conclude the argument for the believer’s eternal security. evil days of old age; God will never leave, nor forsake his Neither things present, nor things to come. ( Proverbs https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/romans-8.html. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". whether good or bad, prosperous or adverse; more afflictions, In desperate moments, the human soul raises the following question: Whom should I call? by whom are meant evil angels, the devils; for as for good 1:32 ) , the prosperity of the saints shall never be their 1909-1922. (105)— ζωὴ, life) and in it θλίψις, affliction, etc., Romans 8:35 : likewise length of life, tranquillity, and all living men [as opposed to angels]. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". seal on his heart, and he bears a strong affection to them; archai). Paul listed the extremities of existence in this verse and the next. death, so no other kind of death can do it; for if the death of Romans 8:34, and the order of its series, and Romans 8:36. Nor angels, nor principalities. Though hampered by lack of any outline to relate things, the work has much gold if one has time … 1859. As it is written, for thy sake we are killed This passage is a citation out of ( Psalms 44:22) ; and the meaning is, that for the sake of God, and his pure worship, Old Testament saints were frequently put to death, or exposed to the persecutions of men, which often issued in death; as New Testament saints have been, for the sake of Christ and his Gospel, even "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Learn more. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/romans-8.html. No charge or accusation made against us can stand, because God has provided for our justification and Christ is interceding for us. BibliographyHodge, Charles. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". Commentary on Romans by John Calvin. 1863-1878. The former view is to be preferred. Nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers. None of these things shall be hurtful, comp. The Greek … Instead of continuing the arrangement by pairs, the Apostle now gives two sets in threes, ‘in such a way, that to the two which stand contrasted, he adds a third of a general character’ (Meyer). Romans 8:38–39. his love towards them in Christ Jesus. the latter are also called angels absolutely, not merely angels of the devil; Matthew 25:41); 1 Corinthians 4:9; 1 Corinthians 6:3; 1 Corinthians 11:10; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 3:22; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; Revelation 9:11, etc. them, but cannot succeed; for the saints are upon God's heart, the good things of this life, temporal enjoyments; these are Romans 8:38. πέπεισμαι, I am persuaded) all doubt being overcome.— γὰρ) Things of less weight do not hurt us: for even things of greater weight shall not hurt us.— οὔτε θάνατος, κ. τ. λ., neither death, etc.) often is the case of his dear children, can have no such effect; . of life; and though "the prosperity of fools shall destroy them", . and which did not arise from any special and extraordinary So Paul in Colossians 1:16, speaks very indefinitely of thrones, dominions, principalities, powers; and in Ephesians 1:21, principality, power, might, dominion, and every thing named in this world and that to come. The other two pairs are subjoined by chiasmus;(103) nor power (1), nor height (2), nor depth (3), nor any other (4) creature; [the first referring to the fourth, the second to the third]; in such a way, however, that in some sense, also power and height, depth and any creature may be respectively joined together. affections of God from his children; for though he exercises them Neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers. Romans 8:31-39 is one of the most encouraging and affirming passages in all of God's Word. indeed filled up with troubles and exercises, and attended with "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Again, present good things may be designed, So that living or dying we are the Lord's." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/romans-8.html. the body cannot, the death of afflictions never can; and as for a Now, we shall look at the same clauses one by one.— θάνατος, death) Death is considered as a thing most terrible and here it is put first, with which comp. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". ‘Death’ is named first, probably because of the reference in Romans 8:36, and the natural antithesis is ‘life.’ Dying or living, we are the objects of this love. If they should endeavour such a thing, they would never effect it: and thus they make the apostle here to argue, as he doth in another place, Galatians 1:8. For I am persuaded These words with the following, express the strong persuasion, and full assurance of faith the apostle had, that nothing whatever could separate him and the rest of God's people, from his love towards them in Christ Jesus. These go in pairs. Adam out of the garden of Eden, and will exclude the wicked from 1974. In these verses the confidence of the apostle is expressed in the strongest language. people, or cause his loving kindness to depart from them, in Good and bad angels (see Ephesians 6:12). moral or spiritual death, and an eternal one, these shall never revelation, but is founded upon the nature of the love of God Psalms 102 [103] 11 f., 138 [139] 7 f. Behind all the powers, conditions, influences, is GOD in His name of love. We don"t have control over the "externals nor many of the circumstances", but we do have control over what we choose to believe! The Greek verb οἶδα (oida), translated as “we know,” is a perfect active indicative form of the verb, meaning “to observe and therefore perceive.” Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. After God calls us into His family through the preaching of the good news of Jesus Christ, which includes His death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven for us, we come to love God in Christ. Nor things present, nor things to come - no condition of the present life, and none of the unknown possibilities of the life to come; BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. ruin: nor things to come; Paul has established that God is for all of us who are in Christ; for those who have been saved by their faith. never with respect to union to him, or interest in him; for he could not extinguish F14 or cause to cease F15, or their conversion; and appears to continue the same from the "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". He makes no mention of the things past, for they are overcome already. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Yet it is an undeniable fact that we are perfectly free and can turn away at will. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the la… https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-8.html. bears on this very point, cf. 2 If you belong to Christ Jesus, God's Spirit has given you a new life. Nor things present, nor things to come—Two potencies of time; embracing the vicissitudes of the present and the unknown revolutions of the future. from another; and in process of time, may take off all thoughts and time of distress that is to come upon all the earth; or the It is altogether incorrect to explain: ‘neither anything dead nor anything living.’. I acknowledge for my own part that the generally received order of the words is more easy, and the reader is free to choose either. College Press, Joplin, MO. In thus expressing his own triumphant conviction, the Apostle not only sums up what precedes, but goes further. But who can bring himself to believe that the apostle so wrote-that one of the harshest and baldest collocations of the conceivable enemies of believers was placed there by one who has here drawn up a catalogue otherwise perfect? God will never say that they are guilty. He heaps words together in the effort to set forth fully the absolute inability of all created things, separately or united, to frustrate the purpose of God, or to turn away his love from those whom he has determined to save. All of which intimates that the New Testament, by a glimpse into the spiritual world, authorizes the belief of a great variety of classifications without giving us any distinct description of their nature. "The Bible Study New Testament". substance; it separates the soul from the body, and one friend Romans 8:36. through Romans 16:27, then several appendices on subjects relating to Romans. 38. θάνατος κ.τ.λ. Present desertions, or the hidings of God's face, which This, however, is not very probable. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". For I am certain. the divine presence to all eternity; and it often separates Romans 6:12-18 From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God. Paul concludes his celebration of God’s love for us in Christ with his own personal testimony: “I am persuaded.…” The list following is arranged in four pairs, with “powers” thrown in between the third and fourth pair. 2. COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 8:28-39. Romans 8:38. for the love of God, which is better to them than all the things God will continue to love us when we die, and He will continue to love us whatever may befall us now. Latin version adds, "nor fortitude"; and the Ethiopic version, much imperfection and sin; but nothing does, or can alienate the Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It is not difficult to look around the world and see that things are not how they should be. Principalities and powers are by many understood here to refer to the authorities of this world as distinguished from angels. "Whether we live, we live unto the Lord, or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-8.html. Nor angels, nor principalities—Two potencies of living agents in the supersensible spiritual world. one from another; and separate soul and body, by killing the them; they are overruled for their good, and issue in eternal broke through all the corruptions of nature and sins of life in fresh difficulties with the body of sin; an hour of temptation, (EntityRef: expecting '; ... More Romans commentaries. death, resurrection, and intercession of Christ. As in every pair there is a kind of contrast, some have sought one here also: either making ἄγγελοι good and ἀρχαὶ evil powers, though both spiritual; or ἄγγελοι heavenly, and ἀρχαὶ (as in Luke 12:11, Titus 3:1) earthly powers, in which case either might be either good or bad. Comp. Whether these words pictured something to Paul’s imagination we cannot tell; the patristic attempts to give them definiteness are not happy. purposes of God; upon the promise and oath of God; upon adoption, It all comes down to "conviction, faith, trust" (). William R. Newell (Romans Verse by Verse [Moody Press], p. 344) has an interesting insight on Paul’s use of the past tense. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Therefore the death also, which is inflicted by men, is indicated: burning alive, strangulation, casting to wild beasts, etc. their backslidings; could sin separate in this sense, no one glory. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. neither soul nor body from the love of God: the Jews often say, But if any one should prefer the more commonly received reading of the order of enumeration, he may read as follows.—. But testimony of higher antiquity maintains the former order of enumeration to be superior. their relation to God still continues; they have great nearness You may use this text as a part of your work provided that you give credits to its author – Petar Neychev. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". See John 8:51; John 10:28; John 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 2:14-15. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 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