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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Romans 16:2

Worthily of the saints (axiwv twn agiwn).
Adverb with the genitive as in Philippians 1:27 because the adjective axiov is used with the genitive (Luke 3:8). "Receive her in a way worthy of the saints." This word agiov had come to be the accepted term for followers of Christ.

Assist her (parasthte).
Second aorist (intransitive) active subjunctive of paristhmi, to stand by, with the dative case ("beside her"), the very word used by Paul of the help of Jesus in his trial (paresth, 2 Timothy 4:17). Used with ina as prosdexhste.

In whatsoever matter (en wi pragmati).
Incorporation of the antecedent (pragmati) into the relative clause (wi).

She may have need of you (an umwn xrhizhi).
Indefinite relative clause with an and the present subjunctive of xrhizw with genitive.

A succourer (prostativ).
Old and rare feminine form for the masculine prostathv, from proisthmi (prostatew, common, but not in the N.T.), here only in the N.T. and not in the papyri. The word illustrates her work as diakonon and is perhaps suggested here by parasthte, just before.

Of mine own self (emou autou).
"Of me myself."

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 16:2". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=016&verse=002>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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