Commentary of the Epistle to the Romans

Commentary of the Epistle to the Romans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt:, ver. 21, We delight in the law after the inward man, but this does no1 destroy the power of sin in our members, vs. 22, 23. This inward conflict the law can never end. It only makes us sensible of our helpless and degraded condition, ver. 24; and drives us to seek victory, whence alone it can be obtained, i. e. as th( gift of God through Jesus Christ our Lord, ver. 25. COMMENTARY. Verse 14. For we know that the law is spiritual; but I an carnal, sold under sin. The connection between this verse anc the preceding passage seems to be this: It had been assertec in ver. 5, that the law was incidentally the cause of sin This result, however, was no reflection on the law; for it was holy, just, and good, ver. 12. As the fact that the law excites sin is consistent with its being good, so is also the fact that it cannot destroy the power of sin. The law indeed is spiritual, but we are carnal. The fault is again in us. The ydp thus introduces the confirmation of the whole preceding argument. If the connection is with ver. 13, the sense is substantially the same: 'Sin, and not the law, works death; for the law is spiritual, but I am carnal.' The apostle says, o'idafisv ydp, "for we know." It is among Christians an acknowledged and obvious truth, that the law is spiritual. This is probably the reason that in this case he uses the plural we instead of the singular 7, which occurs everywhere else in this connection. Semler, indeed, and others, to preserve uniformity, proposes to read olda pkv ydp, 1 know indeed, instead of we know. But then there would be no 8s corresponding to the psv. The iya) 8e is opposed to v6fio$, and not to iyd in olda. The apostle would have said, 'The law indeed is spiritual, but I am carnal, ' and not, 'I indeed know, ' more

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