Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 4:7
- Blessed (makarioi).
- See on "Mt 5:3".
- Are forgiven (apethsan).
- First aorist passive indicative of apihmi, without augment (apeithsan, regular form). Paul quotes Psalms 32:1 and as from David. Paul thus confirms his interpretation of Genesis 15:6.
- Iniquities (anomiai).
- Violations of law whereas amartiai (sins) include all kinds.
- Are covered (epekalupthsan).
- First aorist passive of epikaluptw, old verb, to cover over (upon, epi) as a shroud. Only here in N.T.