Against the promises (kata twn epaggeliwn). A pertinent question again. Far from it (mh genoito). Which could make alive (o dunameno zwopoihsai). First aorist active infinitive of zwopoiew, late compound (zwo, alive, poiew, to make) verb for which see 1 Corinthians 15:22 . Spiritual life, he means, here and hereafter. Verily (ontw). "Really" (cf. Mark 11:32 ; Luke 24:34 ). Condition and conclusion (an hn) of second class, determined as unfulfilled. He had already said that Christ died to no purpose in that case ( Luke 2:21 ).