Romans 2:4 DBY

4 or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads thee to repentance?

Study tools for Romans 2:4

  • a 2:1 - A play on words in Greek, strengthening the sense. The words for 'judgment' and 'condemnest' are from the same root.
  • b 2:7 - Lit. 'good work,' singular.
  • c 2:7 - Not 'immortality;' the resurrection, or change, of the body is looked for; and it is thus a part of Christian truth: see 2Tim. 1.10.
  • d 2:15 - It is not the law, but the work which is written.
  • e 2:22 - See Acts 19.37.
  • f 2:24 - See Isa. 52.5; Ezek. 36.20-23.
  • g 2:26 - Dikaioma, as 'righteous judgment,' ch. 1.32.
  • h 2:26 - Often translated 'imputed' in A.V.
  • i 2:27 - Dia. The expression has the sense of 'in a given state or condition,' as well as 'by means of.' Their having or possessing the letter of the law and circumcision practically puts the Jews in that condition.
  • j 2:28 - 'Openly,' 'manifestedly.'
  • k 2:29 - 'In what is hidden or secret.'