Romans 13:2

He that resisteth (o antitassomeno). Present middle articular participle of antitassw, old verb to range in battle against as in Acts 18:6 , "he that lines himself up against." Withstandeth (anqesthken). Perfect active indicative of anqisthmi and intransitive, "has taken his stand against." The ordinance of God (th tou qeou diatagh). Late word, but common in papyri (Deissmann, Light, etc., p. 89), in N.T. only here and Acts 7:53 . Note repetition of root of tassw. To themselves (eautoi). Dative of disadvantage. See Mark 12:40 for "shall receive a judgment" (krina lhmpsontai). Future middle of lambanw.

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