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Romans 4:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [saying], Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Blessed [they] whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Happy, they whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven and whose sins have been covered,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven: and whose sins are covered.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Saying], Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiuen, and whose sinnes are couered.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— saying, Blessed are they whose iniquity is forgiven, And whose sins are covered.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— saying: Blessed are they, whose iniquity is forgiven, and whose sins are covered up:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Saying], Blessed 3107
{3107} Prime
μακάριος
makarios
{mak-ar'-ee-os}
A prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ [[makar]] (meaning the same); supremely blest; by extension fortunate, well off.
[are] they whose 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
iniquities 458
{0458} Prime
ἀνομία
anomia
{an-om-ee'-ah}
From G0459; illegality, that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness.
are forgiven, 863
{0863} Prime
ἀφίημι
aphiemi
{af-ee'-ay-mee}
From G0575 and ἵημι [[hiemi]] (to send; an intensive form of εἶμι [[eimi]] (to go)); to send forth, in various applications.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
whose 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
sins 266
{0266} Prime
ἁμαρτία
hamartia
{ham-ar-tee'-ah}
From G0264; sin (properly abstract).
are covered. 1943
{1943} Prime
ἐπικαλύπτω
epikalupto
{ep-ee-kal-oop'-to}
From G1909 and G2572; to conceal, that is, (figuratively) forgive.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 4:6-8.


Romans 4:7-8

_ _ Saying, Blessed, etc. — (Psalms 32:1, Psalms 32:2). David here sings in express terms only of “transgression forgiven, sin covered, iniquity not imputed”; but as the negative blessing necessarily includes the positive, the passage is strictly in point.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 4:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 4:7

Happy are they whose sins are covered — With the veil of divine mercy. If there be indeed such a thing as happiness on earth, it is the portion of that man whose iniquities are forgiven, and who enjoys the manifestation of that pardon. Well may he endure all the afflictions of life with cheerfulness, and look upon death with comfort. O let us not contend against it, but earnestly pray that this happiness may be ours! Psalms 32:1-2.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 32:1-2 [[[A Psalm] of David, Maschil.]] Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is] forgiven, [whose] sin [is] covered. ... Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
Psalms 51:8-9 Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice. ... Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psalms 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Psalms 130:3-4 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? ... But [there is] forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. ... Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
Jeremiah 33:8-9 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. ... And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Micah 7:18-20 Who [is] a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth [in] mercy. ... Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, [and] the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Luke 7:47-50 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little. ... And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
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Ps 32:1; 51:8; 85:2; 130:3. Is 40:1. Jr 33:8. Mi 7:18. Mt 9:2. Lk 7:47.

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