Verb: Romans 10 express agreement
Updated: Mar 28, 2020
The Book of Romans includes a passage of Scripture that describes how to be saved by receiving the gift of holy spirit.
King James Version:
8 … that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
True Bible Study:
8 …This is the spoken-matter of the belief which we herald-forth
9 that if-ever you may express-agreement in your mouth (regarding the) Lord Jesus Christ and you may believe in your heart that God raised him up out-from dead-people you will be saved;
10 for in (the) heart it is believed into righteousness and in (the) mouth agreement-is-expressed into salvation.
Let’s look at the same Greek verb written in verses 9 and 10 but which are translated in different ways into English. The comparison in the following table is between the TBS translation and the Greek text.
you may express-agreement
In these verses the Greek root verb omologeo is translated as either “express-agreement” or “agreement-is-expressed” depending on the verb form.
In verse 9, the Greek verb is in the subjunctive mood, aorist tense, active voice, and 2nd person singular – however, in verse 10 the same Greek verb is in the indicative mood, present tense, passive voice, and 3rd person singular.
Therefore, this verb is not exactly the same in both cases and it needs to change accordingly, as in the following explanation.
An explanation of verses 8-10 is that Paul writes that this is the spoken-matter of the belief (the specific discourse that is the belief, the faith, the information that God makes known to people to have confidence in with assured certainty and surety), which we herald forth (proclaim):
· if it should happen at any time that you would express agreement in your mouth (say the same words, speak agreement with, assent to, agree within your words or communication, the open expression of your complete accord)
o regarding/with the Lord Jesus Christ (that your Master is Jesus the Anointed-one or Messiah)
· and you would believe in your heart (have faith, trust within the center/core of your being)
o that God raised him up out from among those who still remain dead (Jesus is not dead anymore – he is alive because God raised him up giving him life)
…you will be saved (caused to be in safety, the standing and state of being saved, made safe to God from sins and their consequences, from destruction);
· in the heart it is believed (a person believes what God says as being true to/for himself within the center/core of his being – this is the first part)
o into righteousness (with a view to, directed to and regarding God’s righteousness, the justness that God made available to the Lord Jesus Christ and thereby to people)
· and in the mouth agreement is expressed (a person declares his agreement with what God says as being true to/for himself within the words he speaks – this is the second/last part)
o into salvation (with a view to, directed to and regarding God’s salvation, the safety that God made available to the Lord Jesus Christ and thereby to people).
These verses declare the only way that any human-being can be saved becoming righteous in God’s viewpoint today. God will save a person by means of the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with what He said, giving him/her eternal holy spirit life, which is the spirit of Christ.
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