Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 8:33
- Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? (tiv egkalesei kata eklektwn teou?).
- Future active indicative of egkalew, old verb, to come forward as accuser (forensic term) in case in court, to impeach, as in Acts 19:40; 23:29; 26:2, the only N.T. examples. Satan is the great Accuser of the brethren.
- It is God that justifieth (teov o dikaiwn).
- God is the Judge who sets us right according to his plan for justification (3:21-31). The Accuser must face the Judge with his charges.