There is nobody who wants to worship God. Therefore by the deeds of--obedience to the law there shall no flesh be justified--that is, be held and treated as righteous; as is plain from the whole scope and strain of the argument. Study the bible online using commentary on Romans 3 and more! Or what is the value of circumcision? He has now shown us that new way, which the law and the prophets told us about. Keith Simons. Commentary on Romans 15:14-21 (Read Romans 15:14-21) The apostle was persuaded that the Roman Christians were filled with a kind and affectionate spirit, as well as with knowledge. His human body was like the body of people who do wrong things. 30 There is only one God. (3.) . The καθὼς γέγραπται with which it is introduced, shows that the assertion of indiscriminate sinfulness which the Apostle has just made, corresponds with Scripture testimony. Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Immediately I received strength to believe, and the full beam of the Sun of righteousness shone upon me. . 9 So then, what do we learn from that? For if the truth of God, &c.--A further illustration of the same sentiment: that is, "Such reasoning amounts to this--which indeed we who preach salvation by free grace are slanderously accused of teaching--that the more evil we do, the more glory will redound to God; a damnable principle." God told them to obey everything that his Law teaches. It confirms the law, Romans 3:31. 4. 1 Abraham was the ancestor of all of us who are Jews. 1, 2. 19. Do that which is good - Be a virtuous and peaceable citizen; abstain from crime, and yield obedience to all the just laws of the land, And thou shalt have praise of the same - Compare 1 Peter 2:14-15. No, certainly we cannot say that! How graphic is this picture of human depravity, finding its way through each several organ of the body into the life ( Romans 3:13-17 ):but how small a part of the "desperate wickedness" that is within ( Jeremiah 17:9 ) "proceedeth out of the heart of man!" 24. justified freely--without anything done on our part to deserve. Resources. Aquila and Priscilla from Rome were probably Christians before they met Paul in Corinth (Acts 18:1-3). The Book of Romans. THAT THE JEW IS SHUT UP UNDER LIKE CONDEMNATION WITH THE GENTILE IS PROVED BY HIS OWN SCRIPTURE. That is true for both Jews and Gentiles. Commentary on Romans 4:13-22 (Read Romans 4:13-22) The promise was made to Abraham long before the law. b. that are past--not the sins committed by the believer before he embraces Christ, but the sins committed under the old economy, before Christ came to "put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." teacher, you can discuss each week’s commentary and lesson with other Bible students and teachers through the International Bible Lesson Forum. As his coffin entered the vast building, the choir sang an anthem composed for the occasion. As it is written, &c.--( Psalms 14:1-3 , 53:1-3 ). and come short of the glory--or "praise" of God--that is, "have failed to earn His approbation" (compare John 12:43 , Greek). The quotation in Romans 3:10-12, is from Psalm 14:1-3; and from Psalm 53:1-3. 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. You probably say about yourself, ‘I am a *Jew.’ You trust God to rescue you from this evil world. Yes! Try it free for 30 days. God always decides what is right and fair. He does not desire “that any should” perish, but that all should come to repentance. It’s text, from the book of Proverbs, may stand as the most fitting testimony to Darwin’s greatness: ‘Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and getteth understanding. That is why he is able to judge everyone in the world. 16, 17. Romans one, Romans two, Romans three, Romans four, Romans five, Romans six, Romans seven, Romans eight, Romans nine, Romans ten, Romans eleven, Romans twelve, Romans thirteen, Rom. 3 But you may say, ‘Some Jews did not believe God's messages as they should have done. Guilty before God, is a dreadful word; but no man can be justified by a law which condemns him for breaking it. Not of Works but of Faith. Objections answered. I flung myself into a chair near the window, and seeing a Bible there, ventured once more to apply to it for comfort and instruction. Much every way; chiefly, because--rather, "first, that." throat is an open sepulchre--( Psalms 5:9 ); that is, "What proceeds out of their heart, and finds vent in speech and action through the throat, is like the pestilential breath of an open grave." The “long suffering” of God is manifested--(a) By looking at the will of God. 23 All people have done wrong things. when thou art judged--so in Psalms 51:4 , according to the Septuagint; but in the Hebrew and in our version, "when thou judgest." (Romans 3:21 NIV) This is what Paul elsewhere calls "the glorious gospel of the blessed God" (1 Timothy 1:11), the good news that God has to announce to us, which consists of a gift that God gives us -- the righteousness of God himself. unto them were committed the oracles of God--This remarkable expression, denoting "divine communications" in general, is transferred to the Scriptures to express their oracular, divine, authoritative character. He knew what he was going to do now, in this time. Though he knows that he is "justified freely, by God's grace," it is only because it is "through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" that he is able to find peace and rest even in this ( Romans 3:25 ). But now speaks of the newness of God’s work in Jesus Christ – it really is a New Covenant. 3 The Law that God gave to Moses could not make us free like that. The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation. ", 14. JEWISH OBJECTIONS ANSWERED. Either the phrase “being justified” may be taken as corresponding to “all them that believe” in Romans 3:22, the change of case being an irregularity suggested by the form of the sentence immediately preceding; or the construction may be considered to be regular, and the participle “being justified” would then be dependent upon the last finite verb: “they come short of the glory of God, and in that very state … You possess the *Law that God gave to *Moses. Proud member 31 What does this show us about God's Laws which he gave to Moses? The general sentiment, however, is the same in both--that we are to vindicate the righteousness of God, at whatever expense to ourselves. God accepts every person who believes in Christ. 22 God accepts people as right with himself because Jesus Christ did what God wanted. 1, 2.What advantage then hath the Jew?--that is, "If the final judgment will turn solely on the state of the heart, and this may be as good in the Gentile without, as in the Jew within, the sacred enclosure of God's covenant, what better are we Jews for all our advantages?" He has now shown that he is completely right and fair. He wished to be buried in his beloved village, but the sentiment of educated men demanded a place in Westminster Abbey beside Isaac Newton. A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Romans. © MissionAssist 2021 Commentaries on Romans. God has shown us the way that he will accept people as right with himself. When we say that all people need to believe in Jesus, does that mean that God's Laws have no purpose? Nay; but by the law of faith. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. 13, Romans fourteen, Rom. G. Campbell Morgan gave his own testimony to the truth of Proverbs 3:5-6: “The measure in which I have trusted Jehovah and acknowledged Him, has been the measure of walking in the paths of real life.” 3. So the best interpreters. The first is that God chose to give his messages to the Jewish people. Note, Romans 3:4. 21 But God has a way to make people right, and it has nothing to do with the law. 7 Someone might also say, ‘When I tell lies, that shows how great and good God is. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. The things that they say hurt people, like a snake's poison. The first verse I saw was Romans 3:25; "Whom God hath set forth, etc." of on StudyLight.org A person becomes right with God if they trust in Christ. 14, Romans fifteen, 1 Cor. . But in the apostle's esteem, "the oracles of God" were the jewel of the ancient Church ( Rom 3:1, 2). This commentary deals with the Bible text literally as a love song. of works? Romans 3:9-20 We've All Blown It; Romans 3:21-25b How to Be Right with God; Romans 3:25-31 Justice for All; E I BOSWORTH. . My lies show more clearly that God always says what is true. 27 So then, nobody should be proud that they are good enough. by the law and the prophets--the Old Testament Scriptures. You are very proud that you belong to … If so, it cannot be of God. Romans 3 Commentary; BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR. 21-23. So, God should not say that I am a bad person. 9. are we better than they?--"do we excel them?" 5, 6. But now: These words provide the most glorious transition from the judgment of Romans 3:20 to the justification of Romans 3:21. i. (Yet if we consult Psalm 14:1-7 and Psalm 53:1-6 , from which the quotations in Romans 3:10-12 are taken, we shall be constrained to admit that their original application is nothing short of universal. By what law?--on what principle or scheme?. that every mouth--opened in self-justification. 11 There is nobody who understands what is true. They had the doctrine of the cross preached, and the Lord's supper administered among them, in both which Christ crucified, and the nature of … v17 Now I am writing this part to any one of you who is a *Jew. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Nobody can be good and great, as God wanted them to be. Isaiah: God controls the Nations - by Norman Hillyer. The apostle points out the peculiar privileges of the Jews, Romans 3:1-8.But shows that they, also, as well as the Gentiles, had sinned, and forfeited all right and title to God's especial favor, Romans 3:9.The corrupt state of all mankind, Romans 3:10-18.All the world is guilty before God, and none can be justified by the works of the law, Romans 3:19, Romans 3:20. 3, 4. Romans 4 Abraham trusted God. Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? This book has caused many to come to saving faith as they are walked down the Roman Road of Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 and many others. God did this to show clearly that he is always right and fair. Then something good will happen as a result.’ Some people even say that is the message which I teach. But now the righteousness of without the law--that is, a righteousness to which our obedience to the law contributes nothing whatever ( Romans 3:28 , Galatians 2:16 ). 3. Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1162807, https://www.facebook.com/BibleEasyEnglish/. But in the apostle's esteem, "the oracles of God" were the jewel of the ancient Church ( Romans 3:1 Romans 3:2 ). Romans 3 Commentary; JOSEPH BENSON. L et’s take a close look at Romans chapter 3 and study it together and add some personal commentary to it. through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus--a most important clause; teaching us that though justification is quite gratuitous, it is not a mere fiat of the divine will, but based on a "Redemption," that is, "the payment of a Ransom," in Christ's death. Because of that, maybe God will not do what he said he would do.’ 4 No, certainly it does not mean that! See the note. his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus--Glorious paradox! Note, (1) One way of a sinner's justification is taught in the Old Testament and in the New alike: only more dimly during the twilight of Revelation; in unclouded light under "its perfect day" ( Romans 3:21 ). But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, etc. Romans bible commentary: A free on-line Bible study of the book of Romans. Just and Justifier. He sent his own Son to become a person like us. 22. by faith of--that is, "in" Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe--that is, perhaps, brought nigh "unto all" men the Gospel, and actually "upon all" believing men, as theirs in possession [LUTHER and others]; but most interpreters understand both statements" of believers as only a more emphatic way of saying that all believers, without distinction or exception, are put in possession of this gratuitous justification, purely by faith in Christ Jesus. This book has caused many to come to saving faith as they are walked down the Roman Road of Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 and many others. iii. All must plead guilty. guilty--and so condemned before God. Their feet are swift to shed blood--( Proverbs 1:16 , Isaiah 59:7 ): that is, "Those feet, which should 'run the way of God's commandments' ( Psalms 119:32 ), are employed to conduct men to deeds of darkest crime.". Song of Songs: The Beautiful Woman behind the Veil - by Sarah Ruth. through faith in his blood--Some of the best interpreters, observing that "faith upon" is the usual phrase in Greek, not "faith in" Christ, would place a "comma" after "faith," and understand the words as if written thus: "to be a propitiation, in His blood, through faith." Romans 3 Commentary; Romans 3 Commentary (Greek phrases translated) JOSEPH BEET. Introduction. GOD'S JUSTIFYING RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, ALIKE ADAPTED TO OUR NECESSITIES AND WORTHY OF HIMSELF. In Thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. for there is no difference. Now we know that what . GOD'S JUSTIFYING RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, ALIKE ADAPTED TO OUR NECESSITIES AND WORTHY OF HIMSELF. But he could not say that to God. The corruption in our nature, will for ever stop any justification by our own works. 28 So, this is what we are saying. Psalm 53:1-6 is the same as Psalm 14:1-7 , with some slight variations. You can find the best commentary on Romans for … Romans 3 Commentary; BRIAN BILL. In Thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. He accepts people as right with himself if they believe in Jesus. Resources. 10-12. 25, 26. He will always say what is true, even if everyone in the world should tell lies. Everyone is the same. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things that thou canst desire ar… For in that "God hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin," justice has full satisfaction; and in that "we are made the righteousness of God in Him," mercy has her heart's delight! In answer to the question, "What advantage hath the Jew?" (4) This chapter, and particularly the latter part of it, "is the proper seat of the Pauline doctrine of Justification, and the grand proof-passage of the Protestant doctrine of the Imputation of Christ's righteousness and of Justification not on account of, but through faith alone" [PHILIPPI]. 4. View Romans 3. 26. The law worketh wrath, by showing that every … It points at Christ, and it refers to the promise, Genesis 12:3. 13-18. God accepts a person only if that person believes in Jesus Christ. On this brief section, Note (1) Mark the place here assigned to the Scriptures. 18 They refuse to respect God in any way.’. So, perhaps God is wrong to punish us.’ 6 That is not true! The best need to be saved by faith in Jesus Christ; and the worst only need that. Only when these humiliating conclusions are accepted and felt, are we in a condition to appreciate and embrace the grace of the Gospel, next to be opened up. But away with such a thought, for it does just the reverse." Romans 3:10.The long series of quotations, beginning with this verse, has many points of interest. This is an explicit denial of any such tendency. 1 So someone may ask, ‘Does it help a person if they are a Jew, rather than a Gentile? 13, Romans fourteen, Rom. Nobody becomes right with God because they have done good things. (3) The glory of God's law, in its eternal and immutable obligations, is then only fully apprehended by the sinner, and then only is it enthroned in the depths of his soul, when, believing that "He was made sin for him who knew no sin," he sees himself "made the righteousness of God in Him" ( 2 Corinthians 5:21 ). Romans 3 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible . 3. the law--that is, the Scriptures, considered as a law of duty. With respect even to the reprobate, the antecedent will of God ought, indeed, to be held as of great account; for what they have not, they, nevertheless, might have had; and this very circumstance confers upon them an altogether great privilege; and even though they do not perceive it to be so [or uphold it], still this peculiar advantage [Romans 3:1, τὸ περισσόν] remains, that the glory of God, and the glory of the … 20 God's Law shows people clearly that they have done wrong things. Romans 3:9-20 . Is he the God of the Jews only? Note, How broad and deep does the apostle in this section lay the foundations of his great doctrine of Justification by free grace--in the disorder of man's whole nature, the consequent universality of human guilt, the condemnation, by reason of the breach of divine law, of the whole world, and the impossibility of justification before God by obedience to that violated law! And now God comes forward and manifests His righteousness. Romans » Chapter 3 » exegesis. at this time--now for the first time, under the Gospel. God forbid: yea, we establish the law--It will be observed here, that, important as was this objection, and opening up as it did so noble a field for the illustration of the peculiar glory of the Gospel, the apostle does no more here than indignantly repel it, intending at a subsequent stage of his argument ( Romans 6:1-23 ) to resume and discuss it at length. (Our translators have unfortunately missed this glorious truth, taking "the sins that are past" to mean the past sins of believers--committed before faith--and rendering, by the word "remission," what means only a "passing by"; thus making it appear that "remission of sins" is "through the forbearance of God," which it certainly is not). Come short of justification, or acceptance with God, which is glory begun-come short of the holiness or sanctification which is the glorious image of God upon man, and have overthrown all hopes and expectations of being glorified with God in heaven by any righteousness of their own. 20. yea, let God be--held true, and every man a liar--that is, even though it should follow from this that every man is a liar. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Much in every way. shall their unbelief make the faith of God--or, "faithfulness of God." The Book of Romans. He will also accept other people as right with himself if they believe in Christ. But it will always be clear that you are right.’. Therefore we conclude, &c.--It is the unavoidable tendency of dependence upon our own works, less or more, for acceptance with God, to beget a spirit of "boasting." I have said already that sin has power over everyone. If God had done that, then Abraham would have been able to say great things about himself. But the propitiation through faith in Christ's blood resolves the paradox and harmonizes the discordant elements. This commentary also deals with the Bible text literally as a love song but it is in simpler English. In answer to the question, "What advantage hath the Jew?" by his grace--His free love. God's Righteousness Upheld - Then what advantage has the Jew? But that God should encourage such a spirit in sinners, by any procedure of His, is incredible. A list of the best commentaries on Romans ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. This is evident from Romans 3:20-21, where the apostle shows that no man could be justified by deeds of law, by conformity with the moral law. This is the general character of all mankind; all have sinned in Adam, are guilty by his sin, polluted with it, and condemned for it; all are sinners in themselves, and by their own actual transgressions; this is the case of the whole world, and of all the men in it; not only of the Gentiles, but of the Jews, and the more righteous among them: hence there is no difference in the state and … Commentary on Galatians 3:1-5 (Read Galatians 3:1-5) Several things made the folly of the Galatian Christians worse. I saw the sufficiency of the atonement he had made for my pardon and justification. 24 But because God is very kind, he accepts us as right with himself. (Romans 3:27-31.) [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Romans 3:23 is another of the best-known and most often-quoted verses in all of the Bible. This is what is written in the Bible: ‘Your message is true. through the forbearance of God--God not remitting but only forbearing to punish them, or passing them by, until an adequate atonement for them should be made. Romans 3:21-22. Romans 2 Romans 4 ... Romans 3:9-20 English Standard Version (ESV) ... An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Romans: Bible Study and Commentary. We were too weak to obey his laws because we are human. Romans 3:9-20. No! 29 God is not God only for Jewish people. You shall be unmolested and uninjured, and shall receive the commendation of being peaceable and upright citizens. If there be no righteousness within, there will be no acts of goodness without. 14 They are always saying bad things against people. Called to be an apostle— And made an apostle by that calling. 3 But you may say, ‘Some Jews did not believe God's messages as they should have done. He should not punish me.’ 8 But if that is true, you could also say, ‘We should do more and more bad things. That is God's gift to us. . 13 Bad words come out of their mouth, like a very bad smell. He had written to remind them of their duties and their dangers, because God … 3. "Let God be true, and every man a liar" ( Romans 3:4 ); and as many advocates of salvation by grace as say, "Let us do evil that good may come," "their damnation is just" ( Romans 3:8 ). 31. 3. 57 *A.D.. Paul probably wrote this … It is right that God should punish those people. All mankind are sinners. Romans 3:1-8 . 29. 2 God did not accept Abraham because Abraham had done good things. in his sight--at His bar ( Psalms 143:2 ). 10 This is written in the Bible: There is not even one person who is like that. Romans 3:21-26 . 22 God makes people right through their faith in # 3:22 their faith in Or “the faithfulness of.” Jesus Christ. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. 23. for all have sinned--Though men differ greatly in the nature and extent of their sinfulness, there is absolutely no difference between the best and the worst of men, in the fact that "all have sinned," and so underlie the wrath of God. Destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace have they not known--This is a supplementary statement about men's ways, suggested by what had been said about the "feet," and expresses the mischief and misery which men scatter in their path, instead of that peace which, as strangers to it themselves, they cannot diffuse. 21-23. manifestly and entirely excludes "boasting"; and this is the best evidence of its truth. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ-To this introduction the conclusion answers, Romans 15:15, etc. "Just in punishing," and "merciful in pardoning," men can understand; but "just in justifying the guilty," startles them. To declare . INFERENCES FROM THE FOREGOING DOCTRINES AND AN OBJECTION ANSWERED. Their, &c.--From generals, the apostle here comes to particulars, culling from different parts of Scripture passages which speak of depravity as it affects the different members of the body; as if to show more affectingly how "from the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness" in us. Romans » Chapter 3 » exegesis. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation--or "propitiatory sacrifice." It points at Christ, and it refers to the promise, Genesis 12:3. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. International Bible Lesson Commentary Romans 3:21-31 (Romans 3:21) But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, etc. because they want to cause trouble for them. By no means! (Romans 3:23-26.) saith, it saith to them that are under the law--of course, therefore, to the Jews. (2) The fitness of the Gospel to be a universal religion, beneath which the guilty of every name and degree are invited and warranted to take shelter and repose, is a glorious evidence of its truth ( Romans 3:29 Romans 3:30 ). The Book of Romans is among my favorites in the entire Bible. Romans 2:17-3.8 We must obey God in our minds to be real *Jews. (2) As there is no difference in the need, so is there none in the liberty to appropriate the provided salvation. This therefore stamps falsehood upon every form of "justification by works," whereas the doctrine that. Romans 4 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries Listen to Dr J Vernon McGee on Mp3: Romans 4:1 ; Romans 4:2-3 Paul now proceeds to illustrate justification by faith apart from the law and works of the law in Romans 3, and uses the examples of Abraham and David, two ancestors of whom the Jews were especially proud. He has now shown us that new way, which the law and the prophets told us about. (7-8) Walk rightly with God by a humble, reverent life. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans Commentary by DAVID BROWN CHAPTER 3 Rom 3:1-8.JEWISH OBJECTIONS ANSWERED. ", 15. What advantage then hath the Jew?--that is, "If the final judgment will turn solely on the state of the heart, and this may be as good in the Gentile without, as in the Jew within, the sacred enclosure of God's covenant, what better are we Jews for all our advantages?". 2. The first is that God chose to give his messages to the Jewish people. 25 God showed that Jesus Christ died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Commentary on Romans 3:19,20 (Read Romans 3:19,20) It is in vain to seek for justification by the works of the law. Inference second: This and no other way of salvation is adapted alike to Jew and Gentile. Romans 3:1-31 verse by verseStudy the entire Bible verse by verse at thebibleversebyverse.com It shows that you are right. These statements of the Psalmist were indeed suggested by particular manifestations of human depravity occurring under his own eye; but as this only showed what man, when unrestrained, is in his present condition, they were quite pertinent to the apostle's purpose. (2) God's eternal purposes and man's free agency, as also the doctrine of … On this common ground all saved sinners meet here, and will stand for ever ( Romans 3:22-24 ). For what if some did not believe?--It is the unbelief of the great body of the nation which the apostle points at; but as it sufficed for his argument to put the supposition thus gently, he uses this word "some" to soften prejudice. Romans 3:23. Answer: 2. 16 Everywhere they go, they destroy things. Thus do we not make void the law through faith: yea, we establish the law. 15, Romans sixteen, weak and strong Christian in the book of Romnas. 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