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Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 5:11

And not only so, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation . We not only have an assured hope; we also glory already in our restoration to peace with God; our mental state is an exultant one even now. A tacit reference may be supposed to Romans 3:27 and Romans 4:2 , where all human glorying was said to be shut out. Yes, this remains true—in ourselves we cannot glory; but in God, who has reconciled us, we can and do. It is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 5:11

"Joy in God." Men cherish the most diverse, varied feelings towards God. Some are haters of God, regarding him as their enemy. Others are indifferent to God, utterly forgetting him, acting as though he were not. Others, again, have go far a just apprehension of God that they fear him, standing in awe of his righteous authority. And there are those who love God and rejoice in him. These last are they who appreciate the privileges which have been prepared for the true believers in Christ,... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 5:11

And not only so - The apostle states another effect of justification.We also joy in God - In Romans 5:2, he had said that we rejoice in tribulations, and in hope of the glory of God. But he here adds that we rejoice in God himself; in his existence; his attributes; his justice, holiness, mercy, truth, love. The Christian rejoices that God is such a being as he is; and glories that the universe is under his administration. The sinner is opposed to him; he finds no pleasure in him; he fears or... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 5:9-11

Romans 5:9-11. Much more then Since, therefore, it hath pleased the blessed God to give us such an unexampled display of his love as this, how high may our expectations rise, and how confidently may we conclude, that much more, being now justified by his blood Shed for us: that is, by his death, which is the meritorious cause of our justification, while faith in that blood is the instrumental cause; we shall be saved from wrath From future punishment, from the vengeance of eternal fire;... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 5:1-11

The believer’s assurance (5:1-11)When God justifies people (declares them to be righteous, or puts them right with him), he brings them into a relationship of peace with himself. In his grace he accepts them into his holy presence, and assures them of one day sharing his glory (5:1-2). Believers’ anticipation of future glory is what the Bible calls hope. Hope in this sense is not a mere wish for something, but the expectation of something that is certain. It is an assured belief that enables... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 5:11

joy = rejoice (Romans 5:2 ). atonement = reconciliation, restoration to favour. Greek. katallage, Here, Romans 11:15 . 2 Corinthians 5:18 , 2 Corinthians 5:19 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Romans 5:11

And not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.Despite the awesome fact of God's wrathful vengeance against sin, and the terrible judgment that awaits wicked people, the thought of God is a matter of rejoicing for Christians, because God has given them reconciliation in Christ. Hodge assures us that the true meaning of this verse is that,According to the majority of the commentators, we shall not only be ultimately... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Romans 5:11

Romans 5:11. And not only so— These words join this verse to the third. The Apostle in the second verse says, "We, the Gentiles who believe, glory in thehopes of an eternal, splendid state of bliss." In Rom 5:3 he adds, "And not only so, but our afflictions are to us matter of glorying:" which he proves in the seven following verses; and then, returning to his subject, adds, "And not only so, but we glory in God also as our God, being reconciled to him in Jesus Christ:" and thus he shews that... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Romans 5:11

11. And not only so, but we also joy—rather, "glory." in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by—"through" whom we have now received the atonement—rather, "the reconciliation" (Margin), as the same word is rendered in :- and in 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:19. (In fact, the earlier meaning of the English word "atonement" was "the reconciliation of two estranged parties") [TRENCH]. The foregoing effects of justification were all benefits to ourselves, calling for gratitude; this last may... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 5:1-11

D. The benefits of justification 5:1-11Paul’s original readers would have had another question because of what he had written in chapters 1-4. Is this method of justification safe? Since it is by faith, it seems quite unsure. Paul next gave evidence that this method is reliable by explaining the results of justification by faith.Moo argued that chapter 5 belongs with chapters 6-8 more than with Romans 3:21 to Romans 4:25. [Note: Moo, pp. 290-95.] He noted a chiastic structure in chapters 5-8... read more

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