Romans 14:11

As I live (zw egw). "I live." The LXX here ( Isaiah 45:23 ) has kat emautou omnnuw, "I swear by myself." Shall confess to God (exomologhsetai twi qewi). Future middle of exomologew, to confess openly (ex) with the accusative as in Matthew 3:6 . With the dative as here the idea is to give praise to, to give gratitude to ( Matthew 11:25 ).