Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?
(ti egkalesei kata eklektwn qeou?
). Future active indicative of egkalew
, old verb, to come forward as accuser (forensic term) in case in court, to impeach, as in Acts 19:40
; Acts 23:29
; Acts 26:2
, the only N.T. examples. Satan is the great Accuser of the brethren. It is God that justifieth
(qeo o dikaiwn
). God is the Judge who sets us right according to his plan for justification ( Acts 3:21-31
). The Accuser must face the Judge with his charges.