Romans 12:9, KJV: "Let love be without dissimulation. The lowest forms of this feeling are simply those of dislike, then repugnance, then hatred, and then abhorrence. There is a number of participles following this verse, to which our translators supply the imperative of the substantive verb; ‘be abhorring,' ‘be kindly affectioned,' etc. The work--, 3. Ah! Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. We must be stimulated by the love and example of Christ. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Seeing then, that we ought to have this lively hatred of evil, that, tried by the tests that have been suggested, there are probably few, if any, among us who have it to the extent we ought, how, we may very fitly inquire, shall we obtain it? Think as you seem to think. Romans 12:9, NASB: "Let love be without hypocrisy. 9. He never condoned evil." There is--. BibliographyPett, Peter. "Commentary on Romans 12:9". Erot. III. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/romans-12.html. It is to be genuine and from the heart. It must be agreeable for the matter, to the Word of God (Isaiah 1:12). 1599-1645. "Commentary on Romans 12:9". Probably the following clauses ἀποστυγοῦντες … κολλώμενοι κ. τ. λ. are meant to explain this. 1685. And when the whole game has been played, the man smiles, and says, “I angled for him. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". But as soon as the vote has done its work, and the office is secured, what a blessed balm of forgetfulness comes over him. ἔστω. It is a common trick to inspire those about you with an inordinate opinion of their worth in your eyes. Ignorance, weakness may be used as a shield and pleaded as an excuse. (Vincent p. 158) "Regard evil with horror" (Wey) "Abhor comes from a word which means "to shudder from". "Commentary on Romans 12:9". And respecting this he enjoins what is especially necessary, that all disguises are to be cast aside, and that love is to arise from pure sincerity of mind. But the great majority of commentators, out of regard to the context, take the terms in a restricted sense, making the former mean injurious, and the latter kind. 1. Thus in Amos 5:15 we are told to ‘hate the evil and love the good’, words which parallel this verse. Hate what is wrong. God employs the hatred of good men to sin as an instrument for its suppression in others. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/romans-12.html. Romans 12:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:9, NIV: "Love must be sincere. Romans 12:9-17 NLT. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Christians are not to be satisfied with abstaining from what is evil, and practicing what is good. This very general exhortation is probably, as Bengel says, an explanation of ἀνυπόκριτος:—our love should arise from a genuine cleaving to that which is good, and aversion from evil: not from any by-ends. 2. The hypocrite! This clause insists on the necessity of an uncompromising moral standard, easily ignored by any merely class morality or forgotten by a sentimental benevolence. Like any other Pauline letter, Romans 12:9-21 focuses on the humanization of the gospel and the church. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. The artful addresses which are continually made to the weaknesses of man as if they were virtues--the flattery of silence, of surprise, of a well-timed start, of an interjection, of title and terms, is not honest. It is an evidence of that respect which we pay to our Creator, who is the great Discerner of the thoughts of our hearts; and an instance of that justice which we owe to our fellow-creatures, who delight to converse with us with freedom and security. 1870. "Commentary on Romans 12:9". Romans 12:9-11.Having spoken of faith and its fruits, Romans 12:3, he comes now to speak of love. We are also to hate all qualities and actions which corrupt the individual; which injure manhood in man; all that creates sorrow or suffering, or tends to do it. The affections of their minds should be in unison with their duty; they should hate as well as avoid what is sinful, and love as well as practice what is good. Abhor that which is evil, etc. Could we with any truth take up that language of the Psalmist, “I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved”? We are commanded to be always doing good (Luke 1:75; Proverbs 23:17; Psalms 119:96). 1832. "Commentary on Romans 12:9". As love must be, so must be also faith, its root, 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5. 2013. How do men commonly express their love of God? The words rendered to abhor ( ἀποστυγέω) and to cleave to ( κολλάομαι) are peculiarly forcible, and express the highest degree of hatred on the one hand, and of persevering devotion on the other. Compare 2 Corinthians 1:7, and Hebrews 13:5, ἀφιλάργυρος ὁ τρόπος, (for ἀφιλάργυροι περιπατεῖτε) ἀρκούμενοι τοῖς παροῦσιν. To be constant in practising good works, so as to cleave to them and be one with them. Don Juan and the Hebrew Lyrics are in the same volume. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. When rich, combined capitalists wish to secure some great contract, or interest, how do they put on all the guises of sympathy and intense consideration! Let love be without dissimulation. Ion. 2 Timothy 1:5. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 12:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. II. The want of indignation at flagrant wickedness is one of the alarming symptoms of our times. 3. 9. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament.
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