Ye in time past
). Ye Gentiles ( Romans 1:18-32
). Were disobedient
). First aorist active indicative of apeiqew
, to disbelieve and then to disobey. "Ye once upon a time disobeyed God." By their disobedience
(th toutwn apeiqiai
). Instrumental case, "by the disobedience of these" (Jews). Note "now" (nun
) three times in this sentence.