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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Romans 13


1:1 called (f-7) 'A called apostle,' i.e. an apostle by (divine) calling. Cf. ver. 7 'called saints,' and see note there.

Verse 1

13:1 subject (h-5) Or 'let every soul subject itself.' it is reflexive; see Note e, Hebrews 1:3 . 'Sets himself in opposition,' ver. 2, is in direct contrast.

Verse 2

13:2 bring (i-23) Lit. 'shall receive.'

Verse 8

13:8 fulfilled (k-16) Perfect tense. By the conduct which flows from love, the law is already fulfilled before its requirement is applied.

Verse 9

13:9 lust; (l-18) See Exodus 20:13-17 . thyself. (m-40) See Leviticus 19:18 .

Verse 10

13:10 whole (a-12) Lit. 'fulness of law.'

Verse 11

13:11 also, (b-2) 'This also;' assigning another and additional reason for what he says.

Verse 12

13:12 near; (c-10) Or 'drawn nigh.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Romans 13". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.