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Romans 1:18

Context
The Condemnation of the Unrighteous

1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people 1  who suppress the truth by their 2  unrighteousness, 3 

Romans 1:32

Context
1:32 Although they fully know 4  God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, 5  they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them. 6 

1 tn The genitive ἀνθρώπων could be taken as an attributed genitive, in which case the phase should be translated “against all ungodly and unrighteous people” (cf. “the truth of God” in v. 25 which is also probably an attributed genitive). C. E. B. Cranfield takes the section 1:18-32 to refer to all people (not just Gentiles), while 2:1-3:20 points out that the Jew is no exception (Romans [ICC], 1:104-6; 1:137-38).

2 tn “Their” is implied in the Greek, but is supplied because of English style.

3 tn Or “by means of unrighteousness.” Grk “in (by) unrighteousness.”

4 tn Grk “who, knowing…, not only do them but also approve…” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

5 tn Grk “are worthy of death.”

6 sn “Vice lists” like vv. 28-32 can be found elsewhere in the NT in Matt 15:19; Gal 5:19-21; 1 Tim 1:9-10; and 1 Pet 4:3. An example from the intertestamental period can be found in Wis 14:25-26.



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