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Scofield's Reference Notes
Romans 4

 

 


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Verse 1

Do we then

The sinner establishes the law in its right use and honour by confessing his guilt, and acknowledging that by it he is justly condemned. Christ, on the sinner's behalf, establishes the law by enduring its penalty, death. Cf. Matthew 5:17; Matthew 5:18.


Verse 2

works

Cf. James 2:24. These are two aspects of one truth. Paul speaks of that which justifies man before God, viz.: faith alone, wholly apart from works; James of the proof before men, that he who professes to have justifying faith really has it. Paul speaks of what God sees--faith; James of what men see--works, as the visible evidence of faith. Paul draws his illustration from Genesis 15:6 James from Genesis 22:1-19. James' key phrase is "ye see" James 2:24 for men cannot see faith except as manifested through works.


Verse 3

God Jehovah. Genesis 15:6.

counted Or, reckoned, or imputed, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18 same word:

righteousnesss See Romans 4:5; Romans 4:6; Romans 4:9; Romans 4:11; Romans 4:13; Romans 4:22. See Romans 3:21. (See Scofield "Romans 3:21").


Verse 5

counted

Or, reckoned, or imputed, i.e. put to the account of.

See Philemon 1:18, same word:


Verse 6

imputed

Or, reckoned, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18, same word:


Verse 7

iniquites, sins

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23").


Verse 8

Lord Jehovah. Romans 4:7; Romans 4:8.

impute Or, reckoned, or imputed, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18, same word:


Verse 11

imputed

Or, reckoned, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18; same word:


Verse 15

transgression

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23").


Verse 22

imputed

Or, reckoned, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18, same word:


Verse 23

imputed

Or, reckoned, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18; same word:


Verse 24

imputed

Or, reckoned, i.e. put to the account of. See Philemon 1:18, same word:


Verse 25

raised

Christ died under our sins 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Corinthians 5:21 that He was raised and exalted to God's right hand, "now to appear in the presence of God for us" Hebrews 9:24 is the token that our sins are gone, that His work for us has the divine approbation and that we, for whom He suffered, are completely justified.

 


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Romans 4:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/romans-4.html. 1917.

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Friday, November 27th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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