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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Romans 2


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

2:1 condemnest (m-20) A play on words in Greek, strengthening the sense. The words for 'judgment' and 'condemnest' are from the same root.

Verse 7

2:7 works, (a-9) Lit. 'good work,' singular. incorruptibility, (b-16) Not 'immortality;' the resurrection, or change, of the body is looked for; and it is thus a part of Christian truth. see 2 Timothy 1:10 .

Verse 15

2:15 who (c-1) As ch. 1.32. written (d-8) It is not the law, but the work which is written.

Verse 22

2:22 sacrilege? (e-20) See Acts 19:37 .

Verse 24

2:24 written. (f-18) See Isaiah 52:5 ; Ezekiel 36:20-23 .

Verse 26

2:26 requirements (g-7) Dikaioma , as 'righteous judgment,' ch. 1.32. reckoned (h-16) Often translated 'imputed' in A.V.

Verse 27

2:27 with (i-11) Dia . The expression has the sense of 'in a given state or condition,' as well as 'by means of.' Their having or possessing the letter of the law and circumcision practically puts the Jews in that condition.

Verse 28

2:28 outwardly, (k-10) 'Openly,' 'manifestedly.'

Verse 29

2:29 inwardly; (l-9) 'In what is hidden or secret.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Romans 2". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.