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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Romans 3:7

Through my lie (en twi emwi pseusmati).
] Old word from pseudomai, to lie, only here in N.T. Paul returns to the imaginary objection in verse 5. The MSS. differ sharply here between ei de (but if) and ei gar (for if). Paul "uses the first person from motives of delicacy" (Sanday and Headlam) in this supposable case for argument's sake as in 1 Corinthians 4:6. So here he "transfers by a fiction" (Field) to himself the objection.


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 3:7". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=003&verse=007>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.