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Romans 1:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— back-biters, hateful to God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Whisperers, detractors, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, vain boasters, inventors of vices, unto parents unyielding,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— evil-speakers, God-haters, insulting, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Backbiters, haters of God, despitefull, proude, boasters, inuenters of euill things, disobedient to parents;
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and murmurings, and slanders, and hating of Aloha: vilifiers, inflated ones, boasters, inventors of evil things, mindless, disobedient to parents,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and backbiting, and slander; and being haters of God, scoffers, proud, vain-glorious, devisers of evil things, destitute of reason, disregardful of parents,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Backbiters, 2637
{2637} Prime
κατάλαλος
katalalos
{kat-al'-al-os}
From G2596 and the base of G2980; talkative against, that is, a slanderer.
haters of God, 2319
{2319} Prime
θεοστυγής
theostuges
{theh-os-too-gace'}
From G2316 and the base of G4767; hateful to God, that is, impious.
despiteful, 5197
{5197} Prime
ὑβριστής
hubristes
{hoo-bris-tace'}
From G5195; an insulter, that is, maltreater.
proud, 5244
{5244} Prime
ὑπερήφανος
huperephanos
{hoop-er-ay'-fan-os}
From G5228 and G5316; appearing above others (conspicuous), that is, (figuratively) haughty.
boasters, 213
{0213} Prime
ἀλαζών
alazon
{al-ad-zone'}
From ἄλη [[ale]] (vagrancy); braggart.
inventors 2182
{2182} Prime
ἐφευρετής
epheuretes
{ef-yoo-ret'-ace}
From a compound of G1909 and G2147; a discoverer, that is, contriver.
of evil things, 2556
{2556} Prime
κακός
kakos
{kak-os'}
Apparently a primary word; worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious.
disobedient 545
{0545} Prime
ἀπειθής
apeithes
{ap-i-thace'}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3982; unpersuadable, that is, contumacious.
to parents, 1118
{1118} Prime
γονεύς
goneus
{gon-yooce'}
From the base of G1096; a parent.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 1:28-31.


Romans 1:30

_ _ haters of God — The word usually signifies “God-hated,” which some here prefer, in the sense of “abhorred of the Lord”; expressing the detestableness of their character in His sight (compare Proverbs 22:14; Psalms 73:20). But the active sense of the word, adopted in our version and by the majority of expositors, though rarer, agrees perhaps better with the context.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 1:19-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 1:30

Whisperers — Such as secretly defame others. Backbiters — Such as speak against others behind their back. Haters of God — That is, rebels against him, deniers of his providence, or accusers of his justice in their adversities; yea, having an inward heart — enmity to his justice and holiness. Inventors of evil things — Of new pleasures, new ways of gain, new arts of hurting, particularly in war.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Backbiters:

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so [doth] an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

haters:

Romans 8:7-8 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. ... So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
Deuteronomy 7:10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
Psalms 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:23-24 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. ... If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.

boasters:

Romans 2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Romans 3:27 Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on [his harness] boast himself as he that putteth it off.
2 Chronicles 25:19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou meddle to [thine] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?
Psalms 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Psalms 94:4 [How long] shall they utter [and] speak hard things? [and] all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all [ye] gods.
Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

inventors:

Psalms 99:8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Psalms 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

disobedient:

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Ezekiel 22:7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Luke 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and [some] of you shall they cause to be put to death.
2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
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It is interesting to note that the book of Romans is addressed in verse 7, "To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people." This indicates that he is addressing adults as well as children, but primarily adults. So when Paul ends the list of despicable traits displayed by "those who suppress the truth" (v. 18), with "disobedient to parents," (v.30) he is addressing a mostly adult audience. Therefore it is not just for children under 18 years of age to obey, in some translations "yield to" and "respect," their parents. It is for everyone at every age to obey, yield to and respect their parents. This is supported in the teaching of Jesus in Mark 7:9-13. Maybe it is even more important for adults to honor their parents, than children. Children are by nature imitators. Food for thought: if you want your children to honor you as a parent, do they have a good example to follow by watching you honor your parents?
- Jane Marie (8/9/2016 11:42:54 AM)
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