by his grace--His free love. 1909-1922. "Commentary on Romans 3:13". 29. Lit., a sepulchre opened or standing open. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-3.html. The last few verses drew on Psalm 14, which indicated that God sees a universal trend in humanity towards sin and disobedience. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". It is by that faith which has Jesus Christ for its object; an anointed Saviour, so Jesus Christ signifies. Others refer it to a pit standing open and ready to devour, comparing Jeremiah 5:16, where the quiver of the Chaldaeans is called an open sepulchre. (2) God's eternal purposes and man's free agency, as also the doctrine of salvation by grace and the unchanging obligations of God's law, have ever been subjected to the charge of inconsistency by those who will bow to no truth which their own reason cannot fathom. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-3.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The poison of asps - This is taken literally from the Septuagint of Psalm 140:3. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 3:13". Go to. The original seems to describe foreign enemies whose false and treacherous language threatened ruin to Israel. Greek. 9. are we better than they?--"do we excel them?" When the tooth is struck into the flesh, the poison is pressed out, through a small hole in the tooth, into the wound. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/romans-3.html. All must plead guilty. Their throat is an open sepulchre; ready to swallow up and consume, as the grave did the body laid in it. for there is no difference. 1999-2014. "Commentary on Romans 3:13". These statements of the Psalmist were indeed suggested by particular manifestations of human depravity occurring under his own eye; but as this only showed what man, when unrestrained, is in his present condition, they were quite pertinent to the apostle's purpose. 1832. Psalms 5:9. ancient economy. Compare Romans 1:24-32; Romans 2:17, Romans 2:23. throat: i.e. 1983-1999. 19. But that God should encourage such a spirit in sinners, by any procedure of His, is incredible. 13.It is further added, Their throat is an open grave; (100) that is, a gulf to swallow up men. Or it may mean, as from an open sepulchre there proceeds an offensive and pestilential vapor, so from the mouths of slanderous persons there proceed noisome and ruinous words. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. cit p. 214. Thus do we not make void the law through faith: yea, we establish the law. God's judging the world, should for ever silence all doubtings and reflections upon his justice. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". The poison of the asps] Of that sort of asps that spit their venom far from them upon the bystanders. New York, USA. This is the righteousness of God; righteousness of his ordaining, and providing, and accepting. 23. for all have sinned--Though men differ greatly in the nature and extent of their sinfulness, there is absolutely no difference between the best and the worst of men, in the fact that "all have sinned," and so underlie the wrath of God. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. shall their unbelief make the faith of God--or, "faithfulness of God." American Tract Society. . The poison of asps; their words are destructive. 1851. The metaphor at work has to do with what we wear. Yet he allowed Himself to be wrongfully crucified upon the cross to pay four our wages of our sin. To get what Romans 3:13 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Hebr. "Commentary on Romans 3:13". Used by Permission. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. BibliographyWesley, John. ", with their tongues they have used deceit—(Ps 5:9); that is, "That tongue which is man's glory (Ps 16:9; 57:8) is prostituted to the purposes of deception. The figure is either from the noxious odor, or from the insatiableness of an open grave. (21-31). He will fulfil his promises to his people, and bring his threatened vengeance upon unbelievers. Accurately quoted from (LXX.) 13.] "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". 9. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Under their lips.—As the poison-bag of the serpent is directly under the kind of tooth by which its venom is discharged. Is under their lips - The poison of the serpent is contained in a small bag which is concealed at the root of the tooth. (1-8) All mankind are sinners. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/romans-3.html. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Enjoyment of God's word and ordinances, is the chief happiness of a people. The termination is common in the LXX: Wetstein quotes one grammarian who calls it Boeotian and another Chalcidic; it was apparently widely diffused. "Commentary on Romans 3:13". With their tongues they have used deceit. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Much every way; chiefly, because--rather, "first, that." Yoma, fol. The psalmist has the sin of deceit, and falsehood, and slander particularly in his eye. The reference is to the malice which is behind the cunning of their tongues. Romans 13 continues to describe what that Christlike sacrifice looks like. The last … Greek. God forbid: yea, we establish the law--It will be observed here, that, important as was this objection, and opening up as it did so noble a field for the illustration of the peculiar glory of the Gospel, the apostle does no more here than indignantly repel it, intending at a subsequent stage of his argument ( Romans 6:1-23 ) to resume and discuss it at length. BibliographySchaff, Philip. 18. It is said by ancient writers that the celebrated Cleopatra, rather than be carried a captive to Rome by Augustus, suffered an asp to bite her in the arm, by which she soon died. (2) The fitness of the Gospel to be a universal religion, beneath which the guilty of every name and degree are invited and warranted to take shelter and repose, is a glorious evidence of its truth ( Romans 3:29 Romans 3:30 ). It is small, and commonly lies concealed, often in the “sand” in a road, and strikes the traveler before he sees it. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. BibliographyHaldane, Robert. Yet, God did glorify Him (John 12:23-28; Acts 3:13). Here again is shown that all mankind are under the guilt of sin, as a burden; and under the government and dominion of sin, as enslaved to it, to work wickedness. The termination is common in the LXX: Wetstein quotes one grammarian who calls it Boeotian and another Chalcidic; it was apparently widely diffused. 3:13 Their throat - Is noisome and dangerous as an open sepulchre. “Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:” of sins--"the sins." ‘Death and life,’ it is said in the Book of Proverbs, ‘are in the power of the tongue.’. The reference is to sinful speech. BibliographyClarke, Adam. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-3.html. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Godet compares the phrase used of a brutal man: “it seems as if he would like to eat you.” Compare Dante's vision of the lion: “With head uplifted and with ravenous hunger, So that it seemed the air was afraid of him.”. The imperfect tense denotes perseverance in their hypocritical professions. . BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Only here. for by the law is the knowledge of. Greek. (Thus the apostle, instead of refuting this principle, thinks it enough to hold it up to execration, as one that shocks the moral sense). (4) This chapter, and particularly the latter part of it, "is the proper seat of the Pauline doctrine of Justification, and the grand proof-passage of the Protestant doctrine of the Imputation of Christ's righteousness and of Justification not on account of, but through faith alone" [PHILIPPI]. dolioo; only here. Prop. So the best interpreters. Now we know that what . Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Yoma, fol. . With their tongues they have used deceit; this text doth plainly express the corruption of the tongue, because of lies, calumnies, perjuries, flatteries; and it is taken out of Jeremiah 9:3-5. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible".