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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Romans 8:20

Was subjected (upetagh).
Second aorist passive indicative of upatassw (cf. verse 7).

To vanity (thi mataiothti).
Dative case. Rare and late word, common in LXX. From mataiov, empty, vain. Ephesians 4:17; 2 Peter 2:18.

Not of its own will (oux ekousa).
Common adjective, in N.T. only here and 1 Corinthians 9:27. It was due to the effect of man's sin.

But by reason of him (alla dia ton).
Because of God.

In hope that (ep' elpidi oti).
Note the form elpidi rather than the usual elpidi and so ep'. Hoti can be causal "because" instead of declarative "that."

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 8:20". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=008&verse=020>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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