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The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 8:31-34

If God be thus for us, who can be against us? He who has already given up his own Son for us all will surely grant us all. And, if God has chosen us, who shall arraign us? God himself, who already justifies us? No. Christ, who died, rose again, ascended to the right hand of God, and now intercedes for us? No. And against them what other power can possibly prevail? read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 8:31-39

The uncertainties and certainties of a new year: a new year's sermon. St. Paul was no narrow dogmatist. He was a man of profound sympathy and charity even for those from whom he differed. Yet there are some strong assertions in his writings. Nowadays it is almost considered a virtue to be in doubt, and a rash presumption to be sure of anything. In the revolt from superstition, men have gone into an unbelief that almost amounts to a superstition in itself. There was no superstition about... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 8:31-39

Faith rising into assurance. We have appreciated the paradise of pardon, of acceptance, of sanctification, into which, in spite of this life's sufferings, believers in Jesus come. And now we are to study that hymn of courageous assurance, into which the apostle rises at the close of the chapter. Nowhere does St. Paul rise into nobler eloquence than here. I. THE BELIEVER 'S SOLILOQUY . ( Romans 8:31 , Romans 8:32 .) In this soliloquy the apostle reviews the whole previous... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 8:33-34

The triumphant challenge. He has asked the general question, challenging an answer: "If God be for us, who can be against us?" He now proceeds to two special questions, the first of which has reference to the justification of believers by God. In view of that he asks, "Who shall lay anything to their charge? who shall condemn?" And again, amplifying the fact of their justification, he tells of the death, the resurrection, the ascension, the intercession, of Christ Jesus, as the pledge and... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 8:33

Who shall lay anything to the charge - This expression is taken from courts of law, and means, who shall accuse, or condemn, or so charge with crime before the tribunal of God as to cause their condemnation?God’s elect - His chosen people. Those who have been chosen according to his eternal purpose; Note, Romans 8:28. As they are the chosen of God, they are dear to him; and as he purposed to save them, he will do it in such a way as that none can bring against them a charge that would condemn... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 8:34

Who is he that condemneth? - Who shall pass sentence of condemnation, and consign to perdition? The function of passing sentence of condemnation on people shall pertain to Christ, the judge of quick and dead, and the apostle proceeds to say that it was certain that he would not condemn the elect of God. They were therefore secure.It is Christ that died - Or as it may be rendered, “Shall Christ who has died, condemn them?” The argument here is, that as Christ died to save them, and not to... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 8:33-34

Romans 8:33-34. Who shall lay any thing to the charge Any matter of guilt, which should bring them into condemnation, or shall bring an accusation against God’s elect That is, against true believers, who have so received Christ ( Joh 1:12 ) as to have obtained the privilege of becoming God’s children, and who only have the title of God’s elect in the New Testament, God having chosen such, and only such, for his people, instead of the disobedient Jews, whom he rejected for their unbelief.... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 8:18-39

Christian confidence (8:18-39)Whatever sufferings believers may experience, they are of little significance when compared with the glory to be revealed on the day of final victory (18). On that day the physical creation, which from the time of Adam has suffered because of human sin (cf. Genesis 1:28-30; Genesis 3:17-18), will enter its full glory along with redeemed human life (19-22). All the effects of sin will be removed, and believers will be raised from the dead in imperishable spiritual... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 8:33

lay any thing = bring charges, i.e. call to judicial account. Greek. enkaleo. See Acts 19:38 . to the charge of. App-104 . It . . . justifieth = Shall God Who justifies (them)? read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 8:34

It is = Shall. even = also. at . App-104 . also, &c . = intercedes also. read more

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