Romans 1:2

2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures,

Romans 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 1:2

Which he had promised afore
The Gospel is here further commended from the antiquity it: it was no novel doctrine, an upstart notion, but what God had conceived in his own breast from eternity. This mystery was hid in him from the beginning of the world, and was ordained before the world was; in time God was pleased to make it known to the sons of men; he "promised" it, he spoke of it, and declared it

by his prophets,
Isaiah and others, "afore" the Apostle Paul was called forth to be a preacher of it; which promise, or promises of it, lie

in the Holy Scriptures;
the books of the Old Testament, so called from the author, matter, and usefulness of them. The apostle speaks in the language of his nation, for the Jews frequently call the Bible, writings, Holy Ones; "for", say they, (vdq Mybwtk lk) , "all the Scriptures are holy" F3, and style them, (vdqh ybtk) , "Scriptures of holiness", or holy Scriptures F4.


F3 Misn. Yadaim, c. 3. sect. 5.
F4 Misn. Parah, c. 10. sect. 3. T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 116. 2.

Romans 1:2 In-Context

1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures,
3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
4 and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name,
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