He promised afore (proephggeilato). First aorist middle of proepaggellw for which verb see on "2Co 9:5". By (dia). Through, by means of, intermediate agency like Matthew 1:22 which see. In the holy scriptures (en grapai agiai). No article, yet definite. Perhaps the earliest use of the phrase (Sanday and Headlam). Paul definitely finds God's gospel in the Holy Scriptures.