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Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 8:31-39

(31-39) Now follows the sublime and triumphant conclusion from the foregoing—expressed with passionate energy and with the most intense consciousness of the reality of a Christian belief in penetrating and sustaining the mind in all outward trials, however severe.Erasmus remarks on this, that “Cicero never said anything grander.” It is needless to add that, setting aside other considerations, Cicero was not for a moment comparable in spiritual intensity, and therefore in true eloquence, to St.... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Romans 8:1-39

In Christ Romans 8:1 The words 'In Christ' have been very happily termed 'Paul's Monogram'. They were first used in the text as a definite description of the child of God, and it is interesting to see how Paul gradually worked up to it. He used different prepositions concerning the Lord Jesus in the Epistle to the Romans until he wrote the wonderful word 'in'. The two words 'In Christ' gave Paul a view which never passed away, and he began only to think of himself and of others, the loved ones... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Romans 8:26-39

Chapter 19THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER IN THE SAINTS: THEIR PRESENT AND ETERNAL WELFARE IN THE LOVE OFRomans 8:26-39IN the last paragraph the music of this glorious didactic prophecy passed, in some solemn phrases, into the minor mood. "If we share His sufferings"; "The sufferings of this present season"; "We groan within ourselves"; "In the sense of our hope we were saved." All is well. The deep harmony of the Christian’s full experience, if it is full downwards as well as upwards, demands sometimes... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Romans 8:1-39

CHAPTER 8 1. In Christ; no Condemnation but Deliverance. (Romans 8:1-4 .) 2. Flesh and Spirit. (Romans 8:5-8 .) 3. The Body and the Spirit. (Romans 8:9-11 .) 4. Sons and Heirs of God. (Romans 8:12-17 .) 5. The Time of Travail and Groaning; the Future Redemption. (Romans 8:18-25 .) 6. The intercession of the Spirit. (Romans 8:26-27 .) 7. The Saints Calling; the Challenge and the Assurance. (Romans 8:28-39 .) Romans 8:1-4 . We have reached the mountain-top of this great Epistle. What man... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Romans 8:31

8:31 {26} What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?(26) Ninethly, we have no reason to fear that the Lord will not give us whatever is profitable for us, seeing that he has not spared his own Son to save us. read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 8:1-39

Deliverance Simply by God's Truth We come now, in the first four verses here, to the deliverance itself. Is this to be by means of experience? A mere glance at the verses will show us it is decidedly not so. Experience does not, and cannot produce liberty. Liberty, on the other hand, when known, is in itself an experience. But the means of finding liberty experimentally, rests altogether upon the testimony of God. What can be more striking than that here we have but a few pointed, absolute... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Romans 8:1-35

VICTORY AND SECURITY That part of chapter 7 on which we now enter is biographical, giving Paul’s experience at a period when, though, regenerated, he was still living under the law and in ignorance of the deliverance to be had in Christ. It is a revelation that the believer possesses two natures that of the first Adam received at his physical birth, and that of the second Adam received in regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith. The man here described has been baptized into Jesus... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Romans 8:1-39

The Spirit of Christ Rom 8:9 It must, then, be of infinite consequence to find out as nearly and completely as we may what that Spirit is. The sentence is marked by a striking tone of finality. It is a sentence complete in itself; it would seem to hold an entire Bible. It has upon the reader the effect of having seen the standard by which all life and thought must be judged not a standard in the sense of one of many, but the standard, the only standard; if a man fail there it is of no... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Romans 8:31-39

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (33) Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. (34) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (35) Who shall separate us from the love... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Romans 8:31

What shall we then say to these things? That is, though we live amidst temptations and afflictions in this life, we need not fear as long as we are faithful in the service of God, under his protection. --- If God be for us, who is against us, or who shall hinder us from being saved. (Witham) read more

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