3 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2016
    1. Don’t you know that the selfish cannot inherit God’s Kingdom? Don’t be deceived. Neither... thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive people, nor robbers...

      Note the exclusion of pornoi (sexually immoral) and malakoi (effeminate)

    2. conventional Bibles claim that Paul vilified law, then praised law, then vilified law again, then praised law again

      Dubious statement about "conventional Bibles"

    3. Modern Bibles still translate Romans 2.26 as if Paul is referring to an uncircumcised man who is keeping the whole law

      Romans 2:25-27 read: 25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

      The translation of this passage seems fairly accurate. The word rendered "requirements" is dikaiōmata, which can properly be requirements, ordinances, but is often specifically "a righteous deed". Translation is translation, not interpretation.