Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 16:18
- But their own belly (alla thi eautwn koiliai).
- Dative case after douleuousin. A blunt phrase like the same picture in Philippians 3:19 "whose god is the belly," more truth than caricature in some cases.
- By their smooth and fair speech (dia thv xrhstologiav kai eulogiav).
- Two compounds of logov (speech), the first (from xrhstov and logov) is very rare (here only in N.T.), the second is very common (eu and logov).
- Beguile (exapatwsin).
- Present active indicative of the double compound verb exapataw (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 3:18).
- Of the innocent (twn akakwn).
- Old adjective (a privative and kakov), without evil or guile, in N.T. only here and Hebrews 7:26 (of Christ).