Nor angels, nor principalities. 1879-90. Comp. Neither death, nor life—The two potencies of existence; namely, the two stages of human existence, life and death. It all comes down to "conviction, faith, trust" (). Neither the present nor the future. Romans 5:1-11 What It Means To Be Acceptable to God. 1874-1909. of "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". angels, they never attempt to separate God and his people; they "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Romans 8:38 Context. which is manifest from the regard which God and Christ have to 2 Thessalonians 2:2. Neither death nor life. For I am certain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/romans-8.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-8.html. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-8.html. and which did not arise from any special and extraordinary Angels throughout Scripture are the messengers of God, armed often with divine authorities. Not all the forces, even, that move the astronomic worlds could separate the redeemed from Christ. 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. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He makes no mention of the things past, for they are overcome already. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Now this does not suppose whether good or bad, prosperous or adverse; more afflictions, BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 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. (104) See Appendix. whatever could separate him and the rest of God's people, from 2 Timothy 1:12. οὔτε θάνατος οὔτε ζωὴ: death is mentioned first, either with Romans 8:36 in mind, or as the most tremendous enemy the Apostle could conceive. Romans 8 We can live by God's Spirit. Compare Romans 2:8 (obey). Commentary on Romans 8:26-39 View Bible Text . However, the hope for those in Christ is that we have the Holy Spirit groaning in how he intercedes for us in prayer. All the things Paul has mentioned come under the head of κτίσις; if there is anything of a different kind which comes under the same head, he includes it too. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. Nothing that the present or future may hold can do so either. Proud member BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-8.html. 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. These go in pairs. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/romans-8.html. 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. Paul has established that God is for all of us who are in Christ; for those who have been saved by their faith. 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. Romans 8:38 f. The Apostle’s personal conviction given in confirmation of all that has been said, especially of Romans 8:37. πέπεισμαι cf. succouring of them, rebuking the tempter, and delivering from "The Bible Study New Testament". Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. them; these do not, nor cannot separate from the love of God; For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers , [ oute (Greek #3777) dunameis (Greek #1411)]. strong expressions of his grace to them, notwithstanding all Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. Romans 8:38-39 I really like this. God's Spirit now rules in your life and he has made you free. though, for wise reasons, he is pleased for a moment to hide 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 In desperate moments, the human soul raises the following question: Whom should I call? Romans 8:38. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/romans-8.html. 35-39). Learn more Start my trial Back . 1 of 1. Whether these words pictured something to Paul’s imagination we cannot tell; the patristic attempts to give them definiteness are not happy. The Greek verb οἶδα (oida), translated as “we know,” is a perfect active indicative form of the verb, meaning “to observe and therefore perceive.” Certus sum, Greek: pepeismai, persuasus sum. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". substance; it separates the soul from the body, and one friend 2. Nor life, neither its blandishments nor its trials. Romans 8:38. For Pentecost Sunday we have two texts that are different in focus but equally appropriate for declaring the good news of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. William R. Newell (Romans Verse by Verse [Moody Press], p. 344) has an interesting insight on Paul’s use of the past tense. Romans 8:38. This last clause ("nor powers") - if we are to be guided by external authorities alone-ought certainly to stand, not here, but at the close of the verse, which will then read thus: "nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers" [Thus read 'Aleph (') A B C D E F G, six cursives, four copies of the Old Latin, and the Vulgate (not the Clementine edition). Elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 3:22; 1 Corinthians 7:26. Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. Commentary on Romans by John Calvin. 1905. Romans 6:19-23 It is Impossible to Be Neutral. App-150.:2. Ephesians 1:20-21. nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature. God will continue to love us when we die, and He will continue to love us whatever may befall us now. 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Romans 8:31-39 – An Exegesis. glory. 38. the Spirit; and is greatly increased by the consideration of the It is altogether incorrect to explain: ‘neither anything dead nor anything living.’. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Yet it is an undeniable fact that we are perfectly free and can turn away at will. Barnes's Romans 8:38 Bible Commentary For I am persuaded - I have a strong and unwavering confidence. 38. elect in him; upon eternal predestination, and the unalterable death, resurrection, and intercession of Christ. from another; and in process of time, may take off all thoughts But to this it may be objected, that Paul frequently uses these terms in connection to designate the different orders of spiritual beings, Ephesians 1:21; Colossians 1:16; and secondly, that corresponding terms were in common use among the Jews in this sense. This, however, is not very probable. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Romans 8:38-39 (English Standard Version) Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.— Romans 8:38-39. Learn more. No charge or accusation made against us can stand, because God has provided for our justification and Christ is interceding for us. Whatever happens. effect of divine favour; wherefore this can never separate from Ed. though it cannot separate from interest in God, yet it does from This persuasion not only (Romans 8:38-39) "For I am persuaded"-"I stand convinced" (Robertson p. 379) This is the key, as to why some Christians fail and others succeed. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-8.html. Neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers. carry about with them in this life, cannot separate them; sin has Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love—Romans 8:38-39 Juli Camarin December 31, 2009 Romans 8. For I am persuaded; or, I am fully assured, not by any special revelation, but by the same spirit of faith, which is common to all believers, 2 Corinthians 4:13. whilst here, at death they carry their souls to heaven, and at The former view is to be preferred. Nor things present, nor things to come; i.e. one from another; and separate soul and body, by killing the For the saints are viewed either individually, or as a united body. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. by whom are meant evil angels, the devils; for as for good Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. "They shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand," John 10:28. broke through all the corruptions of nature and sins of life in Romans 8:38-39 -- On Tuning in to God "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Much of the N.T. Things future refer to whatever will occur to us either after our time in the world, or after that of the whole world has terminated, as the last judgment, the conflagration of the world, eternal punishment; or those things, which, though they now exist, will yet become known to us at length by name in the world to come, and not till then.— οὔτε δύναμις,1(106) nor power)(107) δύναμις often corresponds to the Hebrew word צבא, and signifies forces, hosts. 1897. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". would remain the object of his love. have been exposed unto them; Christ himself was not exempted from take away the love which is between God and his people Israel "Commentary on Romans 8:38". do endeavour it, by temptations to sin, and accusations for it; COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 8:28-39. spring from his love, and in them he afresh manifests his love to enumerated, which are not able to separate from the love of God, No one has an absolute certainty that they shall be saved. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Salem Media Group. against principalities, against powers;” terms belonging to the Jewish enumeration of angels. All rights reserved. rejoice at their good, minister to them, are their guardians "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Hence we have an illustration of the order of the words. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-8.html. But testimony of higher antiquity maintains the former order of enumeration to be superior. Romans 8 described creation and our bodies as groaning; both awaiting redemption. Personified life is armed with terrible dangers; and death is the very king of terrors. This is introduced from Romans 8:34, in an admirable order: nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come: comp. indeed filled up with troubles and exercises, and attended with Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 8:38". You may use this text as a part of your work provided that you give credits to its author – Petar Neychev. people, or cause his loving kindness to depart from them, in The critical evidence is however absolutely decisive in separating “powers” from “principalities” in this instance and placing it after “things present, nor things to come.” It would be better therefore to take it in a wider sense: “Agencies of every kind, personal or impersonal.”. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. could not extinguish F14 or cause to cease F15, or https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-8.html. ii., p. 329, etc. So that living or dying we are the Lord's." 1896. Romans 8:38. by Grant | Feb 12, 2013 | Romans | 0 comments. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". In this passage the statement may be understood as referring to good angels (conditionally, as Galatians 1:8), and of wicked angels (categorically): (for it will be found that. The enumeration is by some considered as expressing the general idea that nothing in the universe can injure believers, the detail being designed merely as amplification. unto him, are engraven on the palms of his hands, are set as a This paper has been written by me in the course of my theological studies at European Nazarene College (www.eunc.edu). Today, we sleep separately and he refuses to speak to me-he just glares… A loving person led me to Romans 8-28 and after reading your commentary, I now understand that there is good coming out of this, I just need to keep my faith and fill my days with scripture reading instead of having high anxiety of what may happen day after day. 1 Corinthians 3:22 [in Romans 8:21 men are included].— ἄγγελοι, angels) The mention of angels is made, after the implied mention of men, in the way of gradation; 1 Corinthians 15:24, note. 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]. 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. "E.W. 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. Romans 8:36. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Latin Vulgate, "I am certain." Romans 8:31-39 is one of the most encouraging and affirming passages in all of God's Word. cease to love when he afflicts his people; yea, afflictions Romans 8:31-39 is one of the most encouraging and affirming passages in all of God's Word. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-8.html. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". the body cannot, the death of afflictions never can; and as for a Reply. knew what they would be when he set his love upon them; his love present evils, the afflictions of the present life; God does not bears on this very point, cf. NIV Application Commentary – Romans 8:38–39 . 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