Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 8:7
- Is not subject (oux upotassetai).
- Present passive indicative of upotassw, late verb, military term for subjection to orders. Present tense here means continued insubordination.
- Neither indeed can it be (oude gar dunatai).
- "For it is not even able to do otherwise." This helpless state of the unregenerate man Paul has shown above apart from Christ. Hope lies in Christ (7:25) and the Spirit of life (8:2).