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exigesis on Romans

Romans is a very important addition to the Bible. Thisis written by Paul to the Roman church. Much of Romans isshowing the righteousness of God in different ways. Romansroad passages are a great description of how to leadsomeone to christ (His saving righteousness). Falling intothis importance is Romans 3:21-26. This is the basis ofGods righteousness in the Death of Jesus (Schreiner p.25).Refering to the different versions of this text, thereis not much of a variation. Several words and phrases arechanged but the same meaning is kept. The two versions ofthe text which will be shown as examples are the NewInternational Version (NIV) and the New American Standard(NAS). Others versions were used but these two were thebest examples that I found. Verse 24 has gift in the NASversion, but freely is used in the NIV. Also found is inverse 25 is the differing between what God was trying todemonstrate. The NAS says: ...this was to demonstrate Hisrighteousness..., but the NIV says: He did this todemonstrate His justice.... The last variation betweenthese versions is in the final verse (31). The NAS says:...we establish the Law., but the NIV says: ...we upholdthe Law. These differences are somewhat small, howeverthey could alter the meaning slightly. Finding the meaningis the reason we compare different versions.The basic structure of Romans is fairly simple. It iscalled letter-essay style by some, though there is no proofthat it was read to any group of people. It is the gospelof Gods righteousness. Sections of Romans are evendedicated to showing the basiscs of christianity like theRomans road. This basic knowledge allows for a goodfoundation as a christian.Some historical contex must be discussed before thetext can be taken apart. Paul wrote to the Romans fromCorinth during his three month stay. Paul was on amissionary trip passing through the east and was on his wayto Rome. It was one of two letters; One to Rome and theoth...

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