To separate us (hma cwrisai). Aorist active infinitive of corizw (same verb as in 1 Corinthians 35 ). God's love is victor over all possible foes, "God's love that is in Christ Jesus." Paul has reached the mountain top. He has really completed his great argument concerning the God-kind of righteousness save for its bearing on some special problems. The first of these concerns the fact that the Jews (God's chosen people) have so largely rejected the gospel (chapters 1 Corinthians 9-11 ).