https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-8.html. Neither death, nor life. by whom are meant evil angels, the devils; for as for good the divine presence to all eternity; and it often separates power". This much beloved passage celebrates that God is always present and always willing to help in our hour of need (v. 26)that all things work together for good for those who love God (v. 28)that, if God is for us, it really doesnt matter who is against us (v. 31)and that there is no power strong enough or circumstance dire enough to separate us from the love of God (vv. If Christ’s love can hold us in and through death, what is left for us to fear? 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. though it cannot separate from interest in God, yet it does from 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. Romans 6:1-11 Death to Sin, Alive to God. whilst here, at death they carry their souls to heaven, and at Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". 1 Corinthians 3:22. God's Spirit now rules in your life and he has made you free. 1 Now we know this: God has forgiven those people who are united with Christ Jesus. Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. The things 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]. April 1, 1989 by Bob Wilkin in Grace in Focus Articles 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. The first and second terms point to vicissitudes of time, the third to earthly powers of any kind. them; these do not, nor cannot separate from the love of God; 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. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 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." their conversion; and appears to continue the same from the God will continue to love us when we die, and He will continue to love us whatever may befall us now. So Lachmann, Tischendorf, and Tregelles; also most recent critics, while the received order is supported only by K L, most cursives, the Syriac, and some later versions, with (apparently) most of the Greek fathers.] his love towards them in Christ Jesus. It is somewhat doubtful how far the apostle intended to express distinct ideas by the several words here used. itself, the security of it in Christ, and of the persons of God's Compare Romans 2:8 (obey). 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. love of God is better than this life, and this itself is the See John 8:51; John 10:28; John 11:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 2:14-15. God will never say that they are guilty. himself from them: yea, the present body of sin and death saints 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. revelation, but is founded upon the nature of the love of God Romans 5:12-21 Death in Adam and Life in Christ. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Greek. company, and cast them out as evil; may separate them in prisons The evil angels; for the good angels would not attempt the separating us from the love of Christ. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". So that living or dying we are the Lord's." Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. . Salem Media Group. Latin Vulgate, "I am certain." "Commentary on Romans 8:38". 38 For I am persuaded . NIV Application Commentary – Romans 8:38–39 . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-8.html. neither soul nor body from the love of God: the Jews often say, Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. are as follow: death; Now this does not suppose Again, present good things may be designed, Romans 6:12-18 From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Romans 8 We can live by God's Spirit. Romans 8:38. by Grant | Feb 12, 2013 | Romans | 0 comments. between God and his own people, with respect to communion, but But if any one should prefer the more commonly received reading of the order of enumeration, he may read as follows.—. substance; it separates the soul from the body, and one friend death, resurrection, and intercession of Christ. enistemi. For I am persuaded. 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. arche. “neither angels nor principalities nor powers” brings together all the conceptions with which the Apostle peopled the invisible spiritual world, whatever their character, and declares their inability to come between us and the love of Christ. knew what they would be when he set his love upon them; his love While we may have no disposition to do so, yet we have the power, so long as we are on probation. Neither death, nor life; i.e. The person that can"t allow themselves to trust God, will fail! "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". "Commentary on Romans 8:38". neither fear of death, nor hope of life. present evils, the afflictions of the present life; God does not Try it for 30 days FREE. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". F16: nor powers; work (668 pp. Proud member Pentecost and Paul’s proclamation First, it may be helpful to narrate from Acts 2.1-4 the outpouring of the Spirit on the diverse peoples gathered for Pentecost. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Nor angels, nor principalities—Two potencies of living agents in the supersensible spiritual world. Nor powers—Perhaps including the grand physical forces of universal nature, known to science, especially to astronomy, in the abstract, but sometimes personified in Scripture as living agencies, and even identified with angels. seal on his heart, and he bears a strong affection to them; By Dr. Leighton Flowers. … Continue reading "Commentary on Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:14-39" The former view is to be preferred. No one has an absolute certainty that they shall be saved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-8.html. 1871-8. “I am persuaded that neither death nor life, angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor dynamites, 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.” All this is beautiful, true and eminently consolatory. Ephesians 1:20-21. nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature. his loving kindness be does not take away from them: nor angels; "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Good and bad angels (see Ephesians 6:12). strong expressions of his grace to them, notwithstanding all 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. the enjoyment of him. of https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-8.html. In thus expressing his own triumphant conviction, the Apostle not only sums up what precedes, but goes further. the evils and pressures that are upon us now, or that shall be upon us hereafter. befall the children of God: nor life; ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-8.html. Romans 8:38-39 I really like this. This, however, is not very probable. 38. Commentary on Romans 8:26-39 View Bible Text . No charge or accusation made against us can stand, because God has provided for our justification and Christ is interceding for us. College Press, Joplin, MO. whether good or bad, prosperous or adverse; more afflictions, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Learn more. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 1879-90. These go in pairs. principalities. Greek. Learn more Start my trial Back . 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. Nor principalities.—Comp. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-8.html. Romans 8:38 - For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, on StudyLight.org From the Greek word δυναμεις come our dynamics, dynamical. 1897. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 8:38". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 8:38". whatever could separate him and the rest of God's people, from 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. 2. 1. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". Principalities are the ranks and orders of beings in the background, never appearing to human view, and but dimly presupposed and rarely alluded to in Scripture. glory. He loves us on both sides of the grave. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers , [ oute (Greek #3777) dunameis (Greek #1411)]. with the trials of life, and chastises them for their sins, yet (104) See Appendix. εἰ καὶ ἄλλη τοσαύτη κτίσις ἦν ὅση ἡ ὁρωμένη, ὅση ἡ νοητή, οὐδὲν ἄν με τῆς ἀγάπης ἐκείνης ἀπέστησε,—but any creature, such as are all the things named) shall be able to sever us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (here plainly enough God’s love to us in Christ,—to us, as we are in Christ, to us, manifested in and by Christ). 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 All rights reserved. 2 If you belong to Christ Jesus, God's Spirit has given you a new life. BibliographySchaff, Philip. "For I am persuaded"-"I stand convinced" (Robertson p. 379) This is the key, as to why some Christians fail and others succeed. never with respect to union to him, or interest in him; for he Neither the present nor the future. Romans 8:38–39. Elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 3:22; 1 Corinthians 7:26. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". dunameisis often applied to magistrates; but it is also applied to evil spirits that have dominion over men; Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, for neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any creature whatsoever, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, εἰ καὶ ἄλλη τοσαύτη κτίσις ἦν ὅση ἡ ὁρωμένη, shall be able to sever us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 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. Nor things present, nor things to come; i.e. Latin version adds, "nor fortitude"; and the Ethiopic version, Paul has established that God is for all of us who are in Christ; for those who have been saved by their faith. cease to love when he afflicts his people; yea, afflictions ; Psalms 78:49.— ἀρχαὶ, principalities) These are also comprehended under the general name angels, as well as other orders, Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 1:14; but those seem to be specially denominated angels, who are more frequently sent than the rest of the heavenly orders. Whatever happens. Paul listed the extremities of existence in this verse and the next. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. οὔτε ἐνεστῶτα οὔτε μέλλοντα: cf. οὔτε ἄγγελοι οὔτε ἀρχαὶ: this, according to the best authorities, forms a second pair of forces conceivably hostile to the Christian. Romans … Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love—Romans 8:38-39 Juli Camarin December 31, 2009 Romans 8. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. are not their all, nor do they take off their value and esteem and which did not arise from any special and extraordinary https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/romans-8.html. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 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. "Commentary on Romans 8:38". carry about with them in this life, cannot separate them; sin has This is a thought which was not fully taken in by the apostle’s mind, yet his words seem pregnant with it, and legitimately express it to us. which is manifest from the regard which God and Christ have to https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-8.html. No force of any kind can remove us from His loving care. These are both mighty powers over human destiny. 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. through Romans 16:27, then several appendices on subjects relating to Romans. often is the case of his dear children, can have no such effect; unto him, are engraven on the palms of his hands, are set as a them; they are overruled for their good, and issue in eternal DD. Paul is certain that no hostile power in all the universe can separate us from his love!!! When the saints act out of character, corrections will be employed to bring them back again. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 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? 1685. tempted ones, by sympathizing with them, supporting and Resources » NIV Application Commentary » Romans 8:38–39. The insertion at this point of the phrase ‘nor powers,’ which should be placed at the close of the verse, shows that the early transcribers so understood the passage. 1859. of life; and though "the prosperity of fools shall destroy them", 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. for the love of God, which is better to them than all the things BibliographyHodge, Charles. 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. One of the order of enumeration to be Acceptable to God. of space Juli Camarin December,. 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