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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:38 I am persuaded - This is inferred from the thirty - fourth verse, in an admirable order: - Neither death shall hurt us; For Christ is dead: Nor life; 'is risen Nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers; nor things pre - sent, nor things to come; is at the right hand of God: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature; maketh intercession for us. Neither death - Terrible as it is to natural men; a violent death in particular, #Rom 8:36|. Nor life - With all the affliction and distress it can bring, #Rom 8:35|; or a long, easy life; or all living men. Nor angels - Whether good (if it were possible they should attempt it) or bad, with all their wisdom and strength. Nor principalities, nor powers - Not even those of the highest rank, or the most eminent power. Nor things present - Which may befal us during our pilgrimage; or the whole world, till it passeth away. Nor things to come - Which may occur either when our time on earth is past, or when time itself is at an end, as the final judgment, the general conflagration, the everlasting fire. Nor height, nor depth - The former sentence respected the differences of times; this, the differences of places. How many great and various things are contained in these words, we do not, need not, cannot know yet. The height - In St. Paul's sublime style, is put for heaven. The depth - For the great abyss: that is, neither the heights, I will not say of walls, mountains, seas, but, of heaven itself, can move us; nor the abyss itself, the very thought of which might astonish the boldest creature. Nor any creature - Nothing beneath the Almighty; visible enemies he does not even deign to name. Shall be able - Either by force, #Rom 8:35|; or by any legal claim, #Rom 8:33|, &c. To separate us from the love of God in Christ - Which will surely save, protect, deliver us who believe in, and through, and from, them all.
Ro 8:38 For I am persuaded. No hostile power of the universe can lead us away, is the apostle's holy confidence. That neither death nor life. These adversaries seem to advance in pairs. Death is named first, because death by martyrdom threatens. The next pair is nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers. "The angels" are good angels, while malignant angels are meant by the other terms. Nor things present, nor things to come. The present or the future.
Toni's comment on 2013-12-23 06:06:41:
For I am persuaded: this is an individual matter... Each child of God must come to that place that they know without a shadow of a doubt that the Almighty God is with them. This passage are for those who have sold out to the world, and have put all their trust in Jesus - so sure that no matter what comes out against them - the many fiery darts of the advesary, the devil, or the seemingly endless trials - God's people are unwavering as Paul. They know no matter what, God is with them and will love them forever. But this is solely for those who Jesus and have come to the place of the knowledge of the truth. Not so for the wicked.
Shamange Silas's comment on 2013-01-27 06:42:02:
I made up my mind, that no force will be forceful enough to separate me from the love of God which is expressly demonstrated in our Lord Jesus.
Eminimo Ufot Idem's comment on 2013-01-27 06:35:52:
Since God doesn't operate in the realm of lies, but He operates in the supernatural realm of Truth, He is over all powers.
Dougie Obutu's comment on 2013-01-27 06:21:01:
It's Love so divine that is mentioned, whose measure, mortals can liken to the act of humility done by our Saviour Jesus Christ at Calvary, on Gethsemane. Love, whose breadth and depth man is not in a post to fully decipher and fathom of how one who is owed offers to clear the debt owed him, and just merely writing off the death, Philippians 2:2-8. It is that love that constraineth Christians to go forth with the Gospel despite the prevalent challenges. A Love that impels them to shade shadows on points of doubt, Deuteronomy 29:29. Whilst fixing their eyes on Jesus' heraldship, Hebrews 12:2. It's Agape love! Compels us to go forth and counter Satan's stumbling blocks, even death.
Angelle's comment on 2013-01-27 06:19:42:
That nothing can keep us from God.
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